Israelis ask Greek president for restoration of citizenship

12.07.2011                      10.Tammus, 5771

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Israelis ask Greek president for restoration of citizenship

Papoulias tells Greek Holocaust survivors he would look into returning passports to descendants of Jews who lost citizenship in 1930s.

Karolos Papoulias, Greece’s president, told a group of Greek Holocaust survivors Sunday night he would look into returning passports to the descendants of Jews who lost their citizenship when they left their native country in the 1930s.
Among the Jews who lost their citizenship were hundreds of port workers who came from Salonika to Haifa to build the port there.
Some of the descendants of these workers, as well as the descendants of Greek Holocaust survivors, are keen on regaining the Greek passport because it would enable them to live and work in the 27 EU countries. In recent years thousands of Israelis have sought European passports – primarily German – on the basis of their parents’ or grandparents’ ancestry….