A monument in Freedom Plaza near the harbor and Aristotelouse Square commemorates the deportation and murder of almost 50,000 Jews of Thessaloniki, which took place in 1943.
The Jews of Thessaloniki suffered persecutions from the beginning of the German invasion in 1941.
Here, in Freedom Plaza, the Nazis gathered the Jews before sending them to the concentration camps.
Public Humiliation of Jews in Freedom Plaza. July 11, 1941