The National Remembrance Day for Victims and Heroes of the Holocaust was honoured in an event organized by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, on 30th January 2006 at the Athens Megaron of Music. The Jewish Museum of Greece took part in the event by presenting two travelling exhibitions under the general title of “The History of the Holocaust in Greece”. The presentation of these exhibitions was made possible thanks to the kind invitation of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and generous sponsorship by the Claims Conference Committee.
One of the exhibitions is entitled “The Holocaust of Greek Jews: The Persecuted and the Rescuers” and acts as an introduction to the events of 1941-1944. It presents the greater historical context that led to the displacement and extermination of thousands of our fellow citizens during the German occupation. The other exhibition is entitled “Hidden Children in Occupied Greece” and explores the theme of Jewish children who managed to survive in hiding in spite of tremendous danger.