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Thessaloniki Holocaust Museum gets long-awaited building approval

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Greece’s Environment Ministry and Thessaloniki’s city planning authority gave permission to build the Holocaust Museum in the city.

According to ekathimerini.com, the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki announced that construction is set to start next year. The project aims to finish in 2026.

The community mentioned that the building permit clears the way for the museum’s construction, and it’s expected to be finished in 2.5 years. The funding for the museum comes from the Greek government, Germany, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, through the Genesis Prize Foundation.

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The decision to build the Holocaust Museum in the Thessaloniki Rail Cargo Station area was made about ten years ago due to its historical significance. During World War II, this location was the point from which nearly 50,000 Jews were sent to German concentration camps. However, it took legislative regulations and two Presidential Decrees to address various issues, including ownership and land use in the area.

Source: ekathimerini.com

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