Greek Jews welcome presidential decree for construction of Holocaust museim in Thessaloniki

THESSALONIKI - The President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, David Saltiel, has expressed deep satisfaction following a presidential decree that would pave the way for the construction of the Holocaust Museum of Greece in the place of the Old Railway Station of Thessaloniki.

Saltiel noted the successful efforts made by the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, and the friendly and fruitful  cooperation with the President and CEO of Gaiaose SA Mr Athanassios Schizas and the Mayor of Thessaloniki Mr Yannis Boutaris, to enable the construction of the museum.

The Presidential Decree was signed on 29 December 2017 and published in the Official Government Gazette (issue no 293).

The museum will be constructed in the city of Thessaloniki, whose 50,000 citizens were exterminated in the Nazi camp. It will serve as a continuous reminder of the consequences of the prevalence of racism and intolerance, as a memorial of the Holocaust, as a place of defense and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms of humankind, and as a place of peaceful coexistence for all people, the community said in a statement.

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