The Treblinka Museum would like to express special thanks to Mr. Nikos Kosmidis, PhD Candidate in Architecure (DUTH), MA in Theology, BA in European Civilization (HOU) and co-founder of the Project “Actions for History, Memory and Culture” based in Xanthi (north-eastern Greece), for co-organizing ceremonies commemorating the 80th anniversary of the arrest of Jews from Thrace and Eastern Macedonia who were murdered in the Treblinka II Extermination Camp. We are very grateful for his invaluable help during our stay in Greece, his assistance, support and warm welcome of the delegation.
Nikos Kosmidis, apart from being involved in the organization of the visit, conducts activities aimed at raising awareness of the local society from the regions of Thrace and Eastern Macedonia about the tragic events of the Shoah. He is also the author of the photographic exhibition “Spaces of Memory, Places of Martyrdom” presenting i.a. photographs of the Treblinka Memorial Site. We would like to express our appreciation for his activity in social media, exchange of information and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the Treblinka II Extermination Camp.
We are very thankful for his contribution to initiating cooperation between the regions and institutions and for his tireless continuation and deepening of partnership.
The Treblinka Museum would also like to thank Ms. Susy Gruss, Professor of Literature at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, for the information provided to the Treblinka Museum on the Sephardi Jews. They are a Jewish diaspora population originally inhabiting the area of the Iberian Peninsula. They settled in Africa, Italy, the Ottoman Empire, Syria and Palestine. Their main population lived Greece, but also Serbia and Bulgaria. We are very thankful for expanding our knowledge of the literary, cultural and intellectual heritage of the Sephardim, including the Ladino language they used. We would like to express our appreciation for providing the bibliography of the literature on this population. We are also thankful for her commitment and proposal of substantive cooperation with the Treblinka Museum. We appreciate her cordiality and openness to cooperation. It is of great importance, that the Professor agreed to share her intellectual achievements with the Treblinka Museum. We are very grateful for that.
We look forward to further, equally fruitful mutual work.