Desecration of monuments in Greece have lead to concern regarding human rights and tolerance.
Dr Efstathios C. Lianos Liantis, the Greek Foreign Ministry’s Special Secretary of Religious and Cultural Diplomacy, has been appointed Special Secretary for Anti-Semitism and Anti-Defamation of the Holocaust.
Dr Lianos is a founding member of the Holocaust Museum of Greece, and the head of the Greek delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), the international, intergovernmental organisation against anti-Semitism.
The Australian Macedonia News Agency announced the appointment on Wednesday.
The Sephardic Jewish community of Greece had flourished for almost five hundred years, especially in the northern city of Thessaloniki. During WWII most of the community had been wiped out. Though there aren’t many Jews currently living in Greece, anti-Semitism is at an unacceptable level.