Jan 26, 2021

Modern Odyssey: International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Jews of Greece

On this special edition of “Modern Odyssey”, host Dr. Despina Afentouli interviews Lawrence Russo, the director of “Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria”, about some of the oldest Jewish communities in history, the Jews of Greece. During the Nazi Occupation and the Holocaust, Greek Orthodox leaders and Greek people risked their lives and stood up to Nazi oppression to help save the fate of Jews across Greece. In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, this discussion of survival and how people support each other, irrespective of religious or ethnic backgrounds, covers topics and themes that should never be forgotten. “Regardless of the times and places, the best antidote to social pathogens such as prejudice, discrimination and violence is to learn from the past to better understand the present and foster a better future. We have the moral responsibility to preserve the collective memory and prevent such suffering. These stories need to be told because they matter to each and every one of us and I am grateful to be able to share them on BronxNet” — Dr. Despina Afentouli Tune in to watch on BronxNet channel 67 Optimum/ 2133 FiOS in the Bronx and online at bronxnet.org on Wednesday, January 27th at 8:30 AM, with additional air times of 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Show info: Modern Odyssey features interviews with leaders, artists, and prime movers on issues that aim to inspire. The adventure of life, as Odysseus’ epic journey to Ithaca - a symbol of timeless values, and human stories worth telling. For more information on BronxNet visit us at- https://bronxnet.org/ Follow us on Facebook at- https://www.facebook.com/BronxNetTV Follow us on Twitter at- https://twitter.com/BronxnetTV Follow us on Instagram at- https://www.instagram.com/bronxnettv Follow us on LinkedIn at- https://www.linkedin.com/company/bronxnet-community-television

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