On the occasion of the International March of the Living, as well as the coming anniversary of the transference of Jewish citizens from Eastern Macedonia and Trace to Treblinka camp, Kavala’s municipality, in cooperation with MOHA Research Center, is organizing a two-days event entitled “Kavala remembers” on March 13th and 14th. They are going to take place a memorandum at Jewish cemetery honouring the victims of Holocaust in Kavala and the wider region, a speech by Mr. Keridis, congressman of the ruling party and president of the“Greek-Israeli Cooperation and Friendship” οrganization, and wreath laying at the city monument for Jewish victims remembrance.
Within that framework, MOHA is presenting the Yad Vashem’s exhibition SHOAH How was it humanly possible?, which is going to be on display for two months at the Mohammed Ali’s Museum in Kavala, from March 14th to May 15th. In the opening event some special guests, such as the ambassador of Israel to Athens, representatives of the Jewish Association of Greece and the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, will be present to honour the memory of the 1500 Holocaust victims of Kavala.
The Holocaust was an unprecedented genocide, total and systematic, perpetrated in Europe from 1933 to 1945, by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, with the aim of annihilating the Jewish people from the face of the Earth. The exhibition deals with major historical aspects of the Holocaust, beginning with Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe and ending with the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps across the continent and the remarkable return to life of the survivors. The panels feature explanatory texts, interspersed with personal stories of the victims, quotes, original photographs and images of relevant artifacts.