Greece Reinstates Citizenship For Jews Who Fled WWII

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Greek government has reinstated Greek citizenship to Jews, born in or before 1945, who fled during World War 11. The amendment to the recently passed new foreign resident law applies to about 350 Greek Jews with a provision for their descendants who are not automatically eligible for citizenship but can apply. Nazi occupation of Greece was responsible
for the demise of an estimated 90 percent of the country's 70,000 Jews.
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Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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