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Miracle at Zakynthos

The Only Greek Jewish Community Saved in its Entirety from Annihilation

Published by Philos Press in Washington DC, USA .
Written in English.

About the Edition

Nearly ninety percent of Greek Jews perished during the Holocaust. Most were killed at Auschwitz/Birkenau. But on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, the entire Greek Jewish community was saved from annihilation. The German commander on Zakynthos, Alfredo Litt, a vile, treacherous man, ordered the island’s Bishop Chrysostomos and Mayor Loukas Carrer to prepare a list of all the Jews on the island. He gave them 72 hours to deliver the list. What happened next was a series of remarkable and historic acts of human courage, compassion and cunning. The story illuminates the humanity of a people who risked their lives to save their neighbors. It documents many of the horrors and atrocities during the occupation in Greece and then takes the reader on a journey high into the remote mountain villages of Zakynthos where Greek Christians hid their Jewish neighbors to protect them from certain death. It recounts the many acts of human kindness and compassion, large and small, that restored faith in mankind and renewed hope for survival.

Table of Contents

1 Will I see you tomorrow?
2 Ethos
3 Pathos
4 Occupation
5 Atrocities
6 The Order
7 Malvina Messina
8 Raphael Constantinos
9 Erkanas Tsezana
10 Ester Dante
11 The Bishop's List
12 The Bishop's Letter

The Physical Object

Number of pages
8 x 5 x 0.6 inches
12 ounces

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