Sunday, February 08, 2015

I've Never Heard...

...of this guy before. Kudos to him:

Remembering Nazi Occupied Europe’s Only Open Protest of Jewish Persecution– Yes, From Greece
"Going largely unnoticed in Greece and beyond, an important anniversary passes annually and passed again, on March 23rd. The date in 1943 marks one of the most important moments in the history of World War II and the Holocaust, when the Archbishop of Greece, Damaskinos, openly defied Adolf Hitler’s Final Solution with a letter of protest— unique in the annals of occupied Europe.

According to the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, “It required virtue and courage to sign such a document in those dark times.”"

The images every Greek American should see on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
"On March 26, 1965, LIFE Magazine featured an iconic photo on its cover of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Iakovos marching with Dr. Martin Luther Jr.

Sixteen days earlier, the events that gave rise to that photo took place in Selma, Alabama. On March 11, 1965, white American Unitarian Universalist minister James Reed was brutally clubbed to death by segregationists while marching for civil rights. Days later, Archbishop Iakovos would travel to Selma and march arm in arm with King for equality. The photo on LIFE’s cover is of Archbishop Iakovos marching with King as King holds a wreath for Reed’s memorial service."

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2 Comments:

Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

And thanks goodness for good people like these.

February 09, 2015 6:04 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Indeed! Too bad he's virtually unknown.

February 09, 2015 6:42 am  

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