COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS - FEUILLET “The Holocaust of Greek Jews”
Δευτέρα, 14 Μαΐου 2018

The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, as defined by historians, was the most important of the dozens of organised Communities created in Greece from ancient times until the Holocaust, and was among the most important Jewish communities of the Diaspora. The settlement of 20,000 Jews from Spain in Thessaloniki in 1492 acted as a catalyst, in the centuries that followed, for the progress of the “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. The Nazi invasion of Thessaloniki on 9 April 1941 would be the beginning of the end for this wondrous structure built up over centuries by our forefathers. The Nazis attempted to wipe out every trace of a Jewish presence in the city, sending 96% of the members of our Community, 50,000 innocent souls, to the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. In all, 86% of all the Jews in Greece were murdered. The special set of Hellenic Post stamps honours the Greek citizens who were exterminated in 1943 due to their religion, what they and their ancestors created, and the few who survived and had the strength to map out the present and the future of Greek Jewry.

Sincerely

DAVID SALTIEL  

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS, PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL BOARD OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN GREECE & THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF THESSALONIKI

1,50 €

Holocaust Monument

25.000 Feuillets

1,50 €

The Monastir Synagogue

      25.000 Feuillets

150 €

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of Greece

25.000 Feuillets


The issue consists of three Feuillets of 70X85 mm, each of which includes one stamp of 35 X 45 mm. The Feuillets are numbered and available only in sets at a charge of 4,50  per set.

DESIGN            - ADAPTATION          : Eleni Apostolou

PRINTING METHOD               : Multicolored (OFFSET)

PRINTERS                             : «VERIDOS MATSOUKIS S.A. SECURITY PRINTING»

CIRCULATION-SALES           : The Feuillet circulates on 16 May 2018, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 15 May 2019, unless previously sold out. Complete sets will be available at the local Hellenic Post Offices and at the Central Philatelic Office until their withdrawal, unless previously sold out.

Also available:

1. ILLUSTRATED FIRST DAY COVERS (3X5.000 pieces)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 7,40 € per set.




2. REGULAR SET ALBUMS (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 15,50 €.


All philatelic products will be available at the Central Philatelic Office (5 Lykourgou str. & Apellou, 100 38 Athens), and at the Post Offices until sold out, except the F.D.C., which will be withdrawn on 15 May 2019.

Collectors will be able to have items franked at the Central Philatelic Office with the special First Day commemorative postmark, providing they have affixed to the Feuillet or the Feuillet stamp. 


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