Out of 115,000 volumes about the Holocaust housed in the Yad Vashem library, only 34 are indexed under the heading “Greece,” and under “Salonika,” a mere 17, the most recent of which is from 1999. In contrast, about the Polish city of Lodz alone, to take just one example, there are 106 titles, 28 of them published during the past decade.The situation on the educational front is also dismal: “Salonika is the second-largest port city in Greece, and the most important city in the north of the country. There were those who referred to it as the ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans,'” writes Efrat Belberg in a six-page appendix, “Jews of the Balkans,” attached to a syllabus published by Yad Vashem this year. The topic is offered only as an elective to high school students studying the Holocaust, and teachers are asked to choose one Balkan country from the three dealth with by the appendix.One might say: It’s just a matter of numbers. There were more Jews in Poland, for example, and unfortunately more of them were killed. Yet, what normal state is expected to decide on the basis of numbers when it budgets time and resources for research on its murdered people and their history?