“Never Again”- Greece honors the memory of the Holocaust victims

Jan 27, 2024 | News and Media

Honoring the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (January 27), the Permanent Representation of the Hellenic Republic to the United Nations payed tribute to the survivors and their families, during a special memorial ceremony held in New York, in the presence of UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a time to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution.

Marking the anniversary, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou laid a wreath at the Holocaust Memorial in Athens in honour of the victims of the Greek Jewry. Moreover, a special remembrance event was also held in the city of Thessaloniki, a historic home of a Jewish community that suffered the loss of 50,000 lives during the ‘Shoah’. Finally, in keeping with its principles, Greece is committed to build a Holocaust Museum in Thessaloniki and help preserve the memory and historical facts of those times, by all means available.