Book presentation: "Μη με ξεχάσετε. Τρεις Εβραίες μητέρες γράφουν στους γιους τους από το γκέτο της Θεσσαλονίκης..."

Thessaloniki

Presentation of the book "Μη με ξεχάσετε. Τρεις Εβραίες μητέρες γράφουν στους γιους τους από το γκέτο της Θεσσαλονίκης..." [Do not Forget Me. Three Jewish Mothers Write to their Sons from the Thessaloniki Ghetto..."] Edited by Leon Saltiel. Thessaloniki Concert Hall, at 19:00

The book contains three collections of letters, letters sent by three Jewish mothers from the ghettos of Thessaloniki to their sons in Athens a few weeks or days before their transfer to Auschwitz. These shocking testimonies give a unique look to the life of the Jews of Thessaloniki during the Occupation, through descriptions of eyewitnesses. They show how the mothers themselves perceived and lived, through a woman's perspective which is often absent from historiography. This rare material, both for Thessaloniki and for all of Europe, opens the way for new approaches to events by scholars and allows us to illuminate unknown aspects of history. The last letters of the three mothers, full of pain and tears, are a real depot full of symbolism and messages, from the heart of the victims of the greatest tragedy experienced by mankind.

Speakers: Giorgos Antoniou Assistant Professor, Head of Jewish Studies University of Thessaloniki

Nikos Marantzidis Professor of University of Macedonia

Sophia Nikolaidou writer

Leon Saltiel editorial editor It is coordinated by the journalist Sofia Christoforidou

Excerpts read by the actor Sofia Voulgari  

The Thessaloniki Mayor Giannis Boutaris and the President of the Central Israelite Council of Greece and the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, David Saltiel, will address.