Community: Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias Tours Holocaust Exhibition
Posted on Monday, March 05 @ 22:43:16 EST by greek_news

Chicago, IL.- Reflecting on the devastating impact of the Holocaust in Greece, Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias toured on Feb. 8 a groundbreaking exhibition on young survivors at the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center in Chicago.

Giannoulias toured the exhibit, “Hidden Children in Occupied Greece,” with members of the American Jewish Committee and Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, the Chancellor of the Metropolis of Chicago.
The traveling exhibition from the Jewish Museum of Greece features 16 stories of children who survived the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II. One of the children hid near the hometown of Giannouliasʼ mother, Anna, who immigrated to the United States in 1962.

“It was inspiring to learn that people risked everything to protect these children,” Giannoulias said.

More than 100,000 Jews lived in Greece as recently as the 1920s. But the German occupation during World War II eradicated most of their communities.