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Why Teach About the Holocaust

The objective of teaching any subject is to engage the intellectual curiosity of students in order to inspire critical thought and personal growth. Therefore it is essential that educators consider...

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What to Teach about the Holocaust

In general, teaching about the Holocaust should: Advance knowledge about this unprecedented destruction Preserve the memory of those who suffered Encourage educators and students to reflect upon...

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Ceremony in Greece for the commemoration of Roma Genocide Remembrance Day

On 2 August, 2018, Roma Genocide Remembrance Day was honored for the first time in Greece following an initiative of the Pan-Hellenic Confederation of Greek Roma Ellan Passe. The ceremony took place...

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Holocaust Remembrance Activities in Greece in 2017

Although the Remembrance Day for the Holocaust Victims and Heroes (27th January) is an opportunity for several commemoration ceremonies all over Greece, fortunately this is not the only time that...

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Holocaust Education in Greece in 2017

Greece puts a great deal of emphasis on education about the Holocaust and numerous events were held in the second half of 2017 alone. The events were primarily organized by the Ministry of Education...

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Greek Government Issues Statement Condemning Incident of Holocaust Denial

The Greek Government's spokesman Minister Pantelis Kapsis issued a statement on 14 May denouncing the comments from the Golden Dawn party. Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, chairman of the Greek far-right...

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"Never, Ever Be a Bystander" Conference Held in Athens

On 5 October 2012, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens hosted a conference entitled "Never, Ever Be a Bystander." ITF Chair Ambassador Jan Deboutte attended and addressed the...

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Thessaloniki Commemorates Anniversary of Deportations

The Jewish community of Thessaloniki held a series of events around 15 March to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first deportations from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz. Commemoration events...

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