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ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS AND ALL GREECE

DAMASKINOS PAPANDREOU (1891-1949) The prelate In November 1938, Damaskinos of Corinth was elected to the archiepiscopal see of Athens, but his election was annulled by the...

CHIEF RABBI OF ATHENS

ELIAS BARZILAΙ (1891-1979) The Jewish community of Athens According to the 1928 Census, Attica's Jewish population did not exceed 1,800. It grew during the first months...

METROPOLITAN OF ARTA

SPYRIDON GINAKAS (1871-1948) The Jewish community of Arta In 1881, following Arta’s incorporation into the Greek state, the Jewish community numbered 617 members (or 12 per...

CHIEF RABBI OF VOLOS

MOSHE PESSACH (1869-1955) The Jewish community of Volos In 1928, there were 1,071 Jews living in Volos (2 per cent of the total population), whose number...

METROPOLITAN OF DIMITRIADA

IOAKIM ALEXOPOULOS (1873-1959) The prelate Ioakeim Alexopoulos studied theology at the universities of Athens and Georgetown, served as a priest in the US and in 1923...

METROPOLITAN OF DIDYMOTEICHO

IOAKEIM SIGALAS (1881-1965 The Jewish community of Didymoteicho Didymoteicho’s Jewish community numbered 740 members in 1928 (8.5 per cent of the total population). Ahead of the...

METROPOLITAN OF THESSALONIKI

GENNADIOS ALEXIADIS (1868-1951) The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki From 1912, when the city was incorporated into the Greek state, until 1940, the number of Jews in...

METROPOLITAN OF ZAKYNTHOS

CHRISOSTOMOS DIMITRIOU (1890-1958) The Jewish community of Zakynthos In 1943, the Jewish population of Zakynthos amounted to 275 people, who did not face any particular problems...

METROPOLITAN OF THIVA AND LEVADIA

SYNESIOS PHILIPPIDIS (1868-1944) The Jewish community of Thiva Despite Thiva’s rich medieval Jewish past, as recorded by Benjamin of Tudela and other sources, in 1928 there...

METROPOLITAN OF IOANNINA

SPYRIDON VLACHOS (1873-1956) In 1928, the old and once populous Jewish community of Ioannina numbered 1,963 members (9 per cent of the population). On 25...

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