AHEPA strongly condemns the latest spate of antisemitic acts of vandalism in Thessaloniki, Greece, announced Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas. The latest act desecrated a mural commemorating Greek Jews who were deported from Thessaloniki and sent to Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
“These acts are unacceptable as are all forms of antisemitism or hate speech toward any individual, group or community,” Kokotas said. “We stand with the Jewish community, and we reiterate our call for the perpetrators of these heinous acts to be brought to justice by the authorities in a swift manner. We must not tolerate hate, bigotry, and evil. Instead, we must strive for tolerance and common understanding, as AHEPA’s founders and earliest leaders understood.”
AHEPA also strongly condemned the desecration of the Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki with antisemitic graffiti that included a swastika and white supremacist symbols that occurred in December.