The visit of the delegation of the Treblinka Museum to Greece, which was attended by the director of the Treblinka Museum, Edward Kopówka, and the guide, Paweł Maliszewski, has come to an end. The main purpose of the visit was to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the arrest of over 4,000 Jews of Greece from the Bulgarian-occupied regions of Thrace and East Macedonia. The deportees were murdered in the Treblinka II Death Camp.
We would like to thank the Region of East Macedonia and Thrace, the Democritus University, the Project “The Action for History, Memory and Culture”, the Municipality of Kavalla and the Municipality of Xanthi, the Europe Direct Office of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and the Thracian Art and Tradition Foundation for organization and invitation of the Treblinka Museum to participate in this year’s celebrations and events. We would also like to personally thank Nikos Kosmidis for his effort in organization, commitment and assistance. We would like to thank everyone very much for the warm welcome of the delegation, the exchange of information, insights and experience gained.
We are very grateful for the opportunity to commemorate together the tragic fate of the Jewish citizens of Greece. The jointly paid tribute and the established cooperation significantly contributed to the international Remembrance of the Victims. During the visit, important steps were also taken to obtain the names and surnames of Jews from Greece murdered in Treblinka.
In the next posts we will publish reports from events and ceremonies in Greece.
Ποτέ ξανά! – Never again!