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Friday, 30 December 2016

Thessaloniki Exhibition: Divided Memories and Reconciliation, Greece, 1940-1950; Διαιρεμένες Μνήμες 1940-1950: Η Ελλάδα της εποχής των πολέμων



A Goethe-Institut (Thessaloniki) exhibition which explores, through art, lived experience and history, the discordant, separate, divided memories of a critical and divisive decade, and eventual reconciliation...

Διαιρεμένες Μνήμες 1940-1950: Η Ελλάδα της εποχής των πολέμων, parallaximag.gr

"It took Thessaloniki seven decades to restore its memories, recognize its mistakes, and, above all, to apologize for a piece of its history that was silently buried under the foundations of its university. Three years ago, the city’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, erected a monument in a corner of the campus as a reminder that this was the spot where, for 500 years, the city’s once-large community of Sephardic Jews honored their dead. Then, the mayor spoke of the undue delay in breaking the silence and beginning to talk about the dark moments of the city’s history".

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