Synagonistis: Greek Jews in the National Resistance
Following a 6-month war on the Albanian front, Nazi Germany invaded Greece on April 6, 1941. The country was occupied and divided by Germany, Italy and Bulgaria until they were fully liberated with the end of the war in Europe in May 1945. During the occupation, the Holocaust claimed the lives of approximately 62,000 Greek Jews — approximately 82 percent of the prewar population. Of the few Greek Jews who escaped Axis forces, 650 men and women were able to join Greece’s resistance movements. Synagonistis tells some of their stories.
Synagonistis is a traveling exhibition of the Jewish Museum of Greece with the generous contribution of the Greek Secretariat General of Communication and the American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece. It made possible by support from Embassy of Greece and the Consulate General of Greece in Tampa.