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Stumbling Stones in Kryoneri

  “A person is only forgotten when his or her name is forgotten” – Gunter Demning The German artist Gunter Demnig initiated the project “stumbling stones”, which aims to commemorate the fate of people who were persecuted, murdered, deported, expelled or driven t ...

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History of Greek Jews

Jewish history goes back far into the past. The discovery of an inscription from Attica dating from 300-250 BC is the oldest archaeological evidence of Jewish life in Greece. Many Jews immigrated to Greece in Roman times and made the beginning of the Byzantine Jewish Communities. These Communiti ...

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Jewish Refugees During the War

A lot of descriptions have been written about hell. It usually has a huge crematoria and cruel angels who carry out their plot. But when Rivka Kamhi-Jakobi (81) describes the hell she experienced as a child in World War II in Greece, she describes it as a place where many good souls can be found ...

The Kamhis Family Story

Gabriel Kamhi (the son of Rafael Kamhi who was hidden with other family members in Kryoneri during the German occupation in World War II) took his time to document his fathers family story: “I, Gabriel Kamhi, a descendent of the Kamhi family whose origins lie in the city of Monastir (in north Mac ...

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The Jewish Refugees return to the village

74 years after the people of a small Greek village, led by the local priest, hid her and her family from the Nazis, Rivka Jakobi returned to meet the descendants of her rescuers. On June 7th 2017, Rivka arrived in Kryoneri, which she knew by “Matsani” back in 1943. She came back to the village ...

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Creating a Path to the Karamanos Cave

During her first return to Kryoneri Rivka Jakobi communicated her wish to visit the cave she found shelter in one more time, after so many years had passed. She really set her heart on showing her family and friends the place that kept her safe from multiple situations connected to the German oc ...

Sharing History With the Next Generation

After her first visit on June 7th 2017, Rivka Jakobi came back with her ten children and dozens of grandchildren on September 6th 2017, for a ceremony. In the morning at 10.30, the members of the Kamhi and Jakobi families from Israel, (more than 70 people in two coaches and a van), 4 relatives fr ...

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The “Righteous Among the Nations” Award

Certificate of Honour for Nikolaos Athanasoulis More than 26,000 people around the world have received the prestigious award, including more than 335 brave Greeks. Two o’clock in the afternoon, in the village of Kryoneri in the Peloponnese, 120 km west of Athens. 74 years after the liberation of ...

Documentary “A Slice of Heaven”

The touching documentary “A slice of heaven” (directed, filmed and edited by Hila Timor Ashur) shows Rivka’s moving life story and her return to Kryoneri Korinthias in 2017 to meet and thank her former schoolmates and rescuers. https://memoryalive.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/gmail-rivka-documen ...