On December 23rd, 2014, the Jewish Cemetery of Larissa was vandalized with antisemitic graffitis signed by “Larissa Skins”. Read the Press Release of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece here (in Greek) and here (in English). The Jewish Community of Larissa is the third largest of Greece (via).
Photo credit: “Desde Grecia,akí Salonika” Greek-Jewish Legacy and Cultural Heritage.
Διαβάστε επίσης το σχετικό δημοσίευμα της εφημερίδας “Το Έθνος”: Λάρισα: Αντισημιτικά συνθήματα και σβάστικες στο εβραϊκό νεκροταφείο (24/12).
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Via Arutz Sheva:
Former rabbi of Salonika, Rabbi Mordechai Frizis, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the event and the anti-Semitic wave plaguing Greece, which in Frizis’ opinion is likely only to increase.
“These are sad symptoms of what is taking place in Greece with regard to local Jewish history,” Frizis said, adding that “what is happening in Greece is painful. The neo-Nazis are raising their heads.”
“In the most recent case neo-Nazis desecrated the Jewish cemetery in Larissa, near [my former] community of Salonika. They painted swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans such as ‘Jews Out,'” Frizis described.
“But it is not the only case in recent time,” the rabbi continued.
“Last month, a monument erected in memory of the ancient Jewish cemetery in the city of Salonika was vandalized when leftist radicals spray-painted on it ‘Release Palestine.'”
Read more: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/189251#.VKKcNAB8Y
See also our recent post: https://enantiastonantisimitismo.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/monument-in-commemoration-of-the-old-jewish-cemetery-of-thessaloniki-already-vandalized/
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