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Mayor supports Holocaust memorial Athens, Greece - 12.99

ATHENS Mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos has expressed his commitment to the construction in the capital of a memorial honoring the victims of the Holocaust, according to a press release from the Israeli embassy. "The time has come to erect a monument in Athens for the victims of the Holocaust," as in Thessaloniki, Avramopoulos was quoted as saying in his speech at a New Year event on January 26 at the Cultural Center of the Athens Jewish Community. "This is our will and our wish." The mayor also emphasized the strong ties between the peoples of the two countries. The ambassador of Israel in Athens, Ran Curiel, underlined in statements the warm and improving relations between Greece and Israel. Curiel stressed that "the numerous cultural exchanges which took place in both countries, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel, prove that there is a close and warm cooperation between Greece and Israel". The event was organized by the Hellas-Israel League and attended by many prominent figures.


This article was published in the Athens News newspaper in January 29, 1999. Find more about the Athens Holocaust Monument here.

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