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Portraits of Our Past: Greece and the Holocaust


Exhibition TypeTravelling exhibition
Event DateOctober 11 – December 14 2000
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionWhen one thinks of the Holocaust, one usually thinks of Germany, Austria and Poland; yet the reach of Nazism and the destruction of Jewish communities reached much farther, to places such as Greece and Rhodes, where it had devastating effects on both the Jewish and non-Jewish populations. The photographic exhibition Portraits of Our Past documents the impact of the Holocaust in Greece through the themes of Jewish presence in Greece, Sephardic pre-war heritage, the destruction of communities during the Holocaust, and the post-war rehabilitation of survivors. The photographs, collected from private sources, convey the passing of centuries-old Jewish communities, including Salonica, Athens, Kastoria, Kavala, Jannina and Rhodes, and bear silent witness to their once-vibrant culture.