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CWB Wheeling | The Triumph of Morality Exhibit

Sunday, April 26, 2015

St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church
2215 Chapline Street, Wheeling WV

Free and open to the public.

The event features: 

Yolanda Avram-Willis, PhD | Greek Holocaust Survivor
Adam Oberlin, PhD | A Historical Overview of the Jews of Greece

Light reception will follow the program. Photo-Testimonial Exhibit will be on display.

On October 28, 1940, the cry "OHI" (No!) resounded across all of Greece as the beginning of the Greek people's bold resistance to the Axis ultimatum to join or be destroyed. The ensuing Nazi occupation of Greece between 1941-1944 ravaged the country. Even though most of Greece's Jews were murdered in the Nazi "Final Solution," Hitler's savagery was undermined by Greek Christians who hid many Greek Jews. The story of Greek Christians protecting and saving Greek Jews remains a largely unexplored aspect of the period's history and stands in sharp contrast to the darkness of that time. It is a story of morality, love, respect, sacrifice, and ultimately an expression of the humanity that binds people together.