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Obj. ID: 44916  Holocaust memorial for fallen Jewish soldiers at the synagogue in Larissa, Greece, 2003

© Samuel D. Gruber, Photographer: Gruber, Samuel D., 2022

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Memorial for fallen Jewish soldiers from Larissa at the synagogue in Larissa, Greece

Who is Commemorated?      

Greek Jewish soldiers from Larissa who died in 1940-41 fighting Italians and Germans

Description

The marble monument is set directly on a small lawn in the synagogue courtyard and is surrounded by grass. It is stone left rough as quarried on the rear and sides, and smoothed and polished on the front, where there is a commemorative inscription, a relief of an olive branch, and the names of four fallen soldiers.

Inscriptions

ΜΝΗΜΗ ΚAΙ ΤΙΜΗ
ΣΤΟΥΣ  ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΕΒΡAΙΟΥΣ
ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΗΣ ΜAΣ ΠΟΥ ΕΠΕΣAΝ
ΗΡΩΙΚA ΜAΧΟΜΕΝΟΙ ΓΙA ΤΗΝ
ΠAΤΡΙΔA ΣΤΟΝ ΠΟΛΕΜΟ
1940-41       

Ανδιαζής                          Σιακής Ιακ Χατμ

Λοχίας                              Σασών Ηλ Δανιήλ

Στρατιώτή                        Γιαχμπές Δαν Σολομών

Στρατιώτής                        Κοέν Ιουδ Αβραάμ

TranslationMemory and honor / to the Greek Jews / of our fallen city / Heroic fighters for the / Fatherland at war / 1940-41// Andiazis Sakkis Iak Hatm, Sergeant Sasson Il Daniel, Private Yahbesh Dan Solomon, Private Koen Yehud Avraham

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Jewish community of Larissa

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Holocaust memorial for fallen Jewish soldiers at the synagogue in Larissa | Unknown
Monument Setting
Synagogue (active)   
{"10":"Any immovable marker or memorial that specifically references the Holocaust."}
Object Detail
Completion Date
2003
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Location
Greece | Thessaly Region | Larissa (Λάρισα)
| Etz Hayyim Synagogue (courtyard) - 29, Kentavron and Kyprou St.
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stone, marble
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History

The Jewish Community created a memorial monument to Jewish soldiers from Larissa who died fighting the Italians and German during World War II in the yard of the synagogue, close to the entrance. The work, by sculptor Kostas Ntais, was unveiled in 2003 by the Commander of 1st Army. The monument commemorates the four soldiers killed on the Albanian front.

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