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Israel President Attends Holocaust Museum Ceremony In Greece

Location: THESSALONIKI, Greece
January 30, 2018

epa06485265 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks at a ceremony for the planned Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Thessaloniki, Greece 30 January 2018. Along with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (not in picture) laid the museum’s foundation stone. The Museum will be built in an area with great symbolism, close to the old railway station used during the Nazi occupation to ship out the so-called ‘death trains’ carrying Greek Jews to the concentration camps. More than 55,000 Jews of Thessaloniki, members of a thriving community in many sectors, were exterminated in the Nazi camps. The building of the Museum will be funded by the German Foreign Ministry and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation with 10 million euros each.  EPA-EFE/NIKOS ARVANITIDIS

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