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Greece

  • Sephardic Communities and the Holocaust

    Increasing public interest in the fate of Jews of Spanish and Greek descent living in southeastern Europe has prompted the Collections Division to scout out new sources of material about these communities and reexamine older collections in order to identify those that bear witness to the experience of Sephardi Jews.

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  • German troops in front of a government building in Athens during the occupation of the city.

    The Holocaust in Greece

    The Germans defeated the Greek army in the spring of 1941 and occupied Greece until October 1944. The country was divided into three zones of occupation. Where Jews resided determined not only their subsequent fate but also their ultimate possibility of escape.

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