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AHI Co-sponsors Exhibit on Greek Jewish Resistance during WWII Exhibit Opened April 21, Runs through to May 26, Washington, DC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos
May 5, 2015—No. 24 (202) 785-8430

AHI Co-sponsors Exhibit on Greek Jewish Resistance during WWII Exhibit Opened April 21, Runs through to May 26, Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) has co-sponsored “Synagonistis: Greek Jews in the National Resistance,” an exhibit presented by the Embassy of Greece that tells the story of Greek Jewish resistance during World War II. The exhibition officially opened April 21, 2015 at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC. It runs daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and through to May 26, 2015.

“AHI has always looked to highlight Greece’s role in World War II and particularly in the resistance against the Nazis,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “The Greek Jews played one of the most active roles in the fight against Nazi occupation and we are proud to highlight the importance of this fight by helping to support this exhibit. Congratulations to Christos Failadis, press counselor and the Embassy of Greece for organizing such a wonderful event.”

The embassy presented the exhibit jointly with the Jewish Museum of Greece and the Secretariat General for Communication. In addition to AHI, co-sponsors include: AHEPA, B’nai B’rith International, American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece, and Athina Balta Law Group LLC.

For more information, please visit: http://www.whctemple.org/blog/news/display/synagonistis-greek-jews-in-the-national-resistance/index.php

picFrom left: Dan Mariaschin, Executive Vice President, B’Nai B’Rith International; Christos Failadis, Press and Communication Counselor, Greek Embassy; Zanet Battinou, Director of the Jewish Museum of Greece; Nick Larigakis, AHI President; and Senior Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig of Washington Hebrew Congregation.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American public policy center and think tank that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

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