Survivors can regain Greek citizenship

16.10.2011                      18.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 2

Diplomatie:

Survivors can regain Greek citizenship

Greek Holocaust survivors who lost citizenship after leaving their native country in 1930s will be eligible to retrieve this citizenship.

Greek Holocaust survivors who lost their citizenship after leaving their native country in the 1930s will be eligible to retrieve this citizenship as a result of recent legislation, a spokeswoman at Greece’s embassy in Tel Aviv said on earlier this week.
Three Holocaust survivors went to the embassy this week and formally asked for Greek passports, the spokeswoman said..
The legislation has been in the works ever since Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, who has dramatically steered Athens’s policy toward Israel in a positive direction, took power in 2009….