|History of Greek Jewish Community
Books on Greek Jewry
From Thessaloniki to Auschwitz and Back, 1926–1996
by Erika Myriam Kounio-Amariglio
Translated by Theresa Sundt
This is the story of Erika Kounio, deported in 1943 from Saloniki to the KZ Auschwitz, where she worked for two years as a scribe in the Gestapo office. It ends with her liberation, reunion with various members of her family, and her decision to continue to love and embrace life.
by Rae Dalven
A Journey into the Past
by Eftyhia Nahman
This book is a testimony of the war years in the Romaniot Jewish community of Yannina ( Ioannina ) in Northern Greece. The Romaniots were the oldest Jewish communities in Greece, dating back to before the 2nd century BCE, and the community of Yannina was most important. The book also includes testimonies of Yannina Jews, survivors of the Holocaust, as well as those of local Greek Orthodox people who witnessed the capture of their Jewish friends.