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May 30, 2013 12:02 am

Greek Jewish Community Calls for Implementation of Anti-Racism Bill

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JTA – The World Jewish Congress joined the Greek Jewish community in urging the Greek government to implement an anti-racism bill in the face of rising hate crimes.

On Tuesday, two  junior members of Greece’s ruling coalition said they would defy Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and vote to send the bill immediately to Parliament

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  • Fotis

    yes there were collaborators and Nazi sympathizers in WWII in Greece, never ever to the level in France or other European nations.
    EAM ELAS were a major force against the Nazis and many of its leadership was Jewish. In fact Mordechai Frazis a Jewish Greek was the colonel that led the Greek forces against the Italians in 1941.
    And throughout Rhodes, Athens, Zakythnos and a range of other areas of high Jewish pop, the Greek Church Christianized Jews on mass. In fact when the Greek Archbishop of Athens was threatened by the head of the SS that he’d be take out and shot, he said “it’s customary to hang Greek priests”
    The horror of Salonica was something we should never forget, nor should we forgive the collaborators, but overall the collaborators were far and few between the mass of the Greek people that Jew and Christian that fought the Nazis. In Crete the Greek resistance saved Aussie soldiers and killed thousands of Germans, with terrible reprisals.
    My father and mother saw the horror of the Nazis as they killed children, women and old men. My father saw them shoot over 30 people because of the death of one German Officer.
    We’re not clean, but we are Greek regardless of traitors in our midst. Golden Dawn need to be eradicated from our history, and one hopes with economic redevelopment, and new laws they will become irrelevant

  • jerry hersch

    Greece never came to terms with the Nazi collaborators in their history.Partly because these collaborators also fought the communist EAM-ELAS groups during and after WWII.
    Seems that in Corinthia,Argolis,Attica and Kilkas-Golden Dawn strongholds..much can be traced back to the descendents of collaborators..according to Greek language blogs.
    There were hundreds of thousands of Greeks who worked with the Nazis ..nearly 25,000 in terrorist Security Battalions.
    The Golden Dawn party received over 400,000 votes.