Last Sunday, the Memorial to Holocaust victims was inaugurated in Kavala (northern Greece), following a controversy of many weeks caused by the disgraceful decision of the Mayor to postpone the unveiling ceremony on the grounds that members of the city council objected to the monument’s Star of David engraving.
However, Minos Moissis, President of the Jewish Community of Athens, who attended the ceremony, discovered on the same day the following antisemitic graffiti scrawled on the wall of the Jewish Cemetery of Kavala, in which an askava/memorial service took place before the unveiling ceremony. Despite the final decision of the city council to dedicate the monument, it is undeniable that antisemitism in Kavala remains an all-day phenomenon.
The address of Panayotis Sgouridis, member of the Independent Greeks party who represented the Greek government at the unveiling ceremony, has been also harshly criticized at the social media but also by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece. Mr. Sgouridis compared the “atrocities of WWII” with the “blockade of Gaza” arguing that victims could become perpetrators.
- Here you can see another shameful photo taken this time in front of the Holocaust Memorial of Kavala. It shows how antisemitic can be pro-Palestinian activists.