Visit of the Ambassador of Switzerland in Athens

On Tuesday 14 February 2017, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Hodel, Ambassador of Switzerland in Athens, visited the Jewish Museum of Greece. His excellency was received by Mr. Samuel (Makis) Matsas, President of the J.M.G. Board of Directors, while the director of the JMG Ms. Zanet Battinou gave him a guided tour of the J.M.G. permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Dr. Hodel’s visit to the JMG aimed to provide him with a comprehensive account of the museum and its work, but also to familiarize him with the museum’s cooperation and participation in the work of the IHRA(International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance), in view of the fact that Switzerland will assume the presidency of this international organization this year.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an intergovernmental body with 31 member countries, whose purpose is to place political and social leaders’ support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research, both nationally and internationally, as a means to confront racist phenomena in contemporary societies.