Remembering The Lost Voices of Greece
Thursday, June 7, 2012
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The Lost Voices program held on June 7, 2012 served to announce to our community a little known event, the Holocaust in Greece. During 1944, the Nazi forces invaded Greece which had a Jewish population of approximately 70,000 Jews. Immediately roundups and deportations of the Jewish community was undertaken. By the end of World War II, less than 10,000 Jews were left in Greece.
The event held on June 7th was not only to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust in Greece, but to recreate what was lost in the days of the Shoah. To this end, the program include a viewing of our current exhibit, Lost Voices : Greek Jews and the Holocaust, and was followed by a reception including Greek food, music and dancing. The vitality of the guests attending the program successfully recreated a life that had temporarily been eradicated and was now restored.