[MGSA-L] Paying homage to the memory of Yanniote Jewish victims of the Holocaust

Christos D. Katsetos cd_katsetos at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 7 14:26:45 PST 2014

"Σιωπήσατε πολλά χρόνια, γιατί;", την ρωτάω.
("You were silent for many years, why?" I asked her) 

"Γιατί φοβόμασταν. Δεν μας αγάπησε κανένας, το καταλαβαίνετε 
αυτό;", λέει δακρύζοντας.
("Because we were afraid. Nobody loved us, do you understand this?"
she said in tears)

Esther (Stella) Koen, aged 90, Holocaust survivor
(interview with journalist Stavros Tzimas, Kathimerini, March 6, 2014)

Face-to-face encounter of Germany's President Joachim Gauck with
distraught Stella Koen in the Jewish Synagogue of Ioannina.


Whilst President Gauck acknowledged Germany's "moral debt" for the killings
of Greek civilians by German soldiers during WWII, he reiterated Berlin's refusal 
to discuss reparation payments [see footnote 2].

On this solemn occasion, below is the documentary by Tasos Telloglou (with 
contribution by researcher and local historian Alekos Raptis) titled "Παρέλαση"
(Parade) dedicated to the memory of Yanniote Jewish victims of the Holocaust
(aired in 2008 in the "Νέοι Φάκελοι" (New Folders) series of the Greek TV station SKAI)[1].


[1] See "Deportation of Jews of Ioannina"
The Epirote Struggle: Thursday, July 28, 2005
By Alekos Raptis and Thymios Tzallas
Translated by Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos

See other articles by Alekos Raptis

[2] "War reparations owed to the Greek government by Germany" Interview with 
Nikolaos Salavrakos EFD Group MEP

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