Greek Jewish Community Opposes Neo-Nazi Conference

Greece’s Jewish community is up at arms over an international neo-Nazi meeting scheduled to take place in September, and senior Jewish officials have called on the government to ban the meeting, scheduled to take place in the Peloponnese town of Meligala, reported Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, the mouthpiece of the Greek Jewish community, argued that the meeting could lead to dire consequences, including violent confrontations. Greece’s Jews do not stand alone in opposing the conference- human rights groups and left-wing groups held a protest in Athens against the meeting. The location of the conference, Meligala, was the site of a 1944 massacre of nationalist resistance fighters and civilians.

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