The dramatic episode of the Holocaust remains a lesson of national and universal history that should never be forgotten, in the current international context, marked by the rise in intolerance, xenophobia and anti-Semitism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) states.
Whereas ethno-nationalism and populism have been dominating debates for years — particularly since the Brexit referendum and US President Donald Trump's electoral victory in 2016 — the resurgence of anti-Semitism has been less discussed. And yet the evidence of this trend is abundant — and chilling.
The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) condemned on Friday the second vandalism of a Jewish site in Trikala, Thessaly, within two days and called for the arrest of the perpetrators and the proper guarding of the site by municipal authorities.
The perpetrators destroyed part of the fence of the town's Holocaust Monument and removed the Star of David.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, on a working visit to the United States, gave assurances that the Government will continue the actions to combat anti-Semitism, xenophobia and any form of intolerance.
Education Minister Niki Kerameus met Tuesday with members of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) to discuss issues affecting the Greek-Jewish community.
Kerameus said tackling anti-semitism improves the quality if democracy and added that one of the purposes of the educational system should be to establish mutual respect.