On the 15th of March 1943, 75 years ago, at the old Thessaloníki Railway Station, the first death train bound for the concentration camps of Birkenau and Auschwitz in Poland could be heard blowing its whistle. 2.800 Greek jews were cramped in locked animal transport wagons. By August 2nd that year, 19 shipments, arriving at night and under fog (“Nacht und Nebel”), carried 46.061 Greek Jews to these camps, where most were killed.

Amongst them, my great grandmother Sol Venezia, and her children Olga, Lina and Isaac, and other relatives and friends of my grandfather Albert Revah.

In memory of all that perished.
In memory of the struggle to live.

I wish that Love and Forgiveness may light our hearts