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San Giacomo to be lit up for Holocaust Remembrance Day

San Giacomo
25 Jan 2023 / 21:59

CORFU. On Thursday 25 at 19:00, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27).

The historic San Giacomo Old Town Hall will be lit up on Thursday 25 at 19:00, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27).
 
Corfu has paid a high price in the war as the Nazis exterminated 91% of its Jewish population. It is estimated that around 1,700 Corfu Jews were executed in the concentration camps at the time and only a few, around 180, managed to escape and return to their homes.
 
San Giacomo will be lit up on the initiative of the Central Corfu Municipality in collaboration with the Jewish community.
 
During the Holocaust, the largest genocide in world history, it is estimated that about 3 million Jews were killed in the extermination camps alone. The total number of Jews killed was approximately 6 million.
 
The 'National Remembrance Day of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust' was established by a unanimous decision of the Greek Parliament in January 2004 and is commemorated every year on January 27 to honour the memory of the thousands of Greek Jews who died in the Nazi concentration camps.
 
January 27 was established as the 'International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust' by the United Nations General Assembly on 1 November 2005.