75th Anniversary of Archbishop Damaskinos’ Letter
Where: Peoria Riverfront Museum Auditorium
FREE & Open to the Public
Presenter: Polyxeni Petropoulou, Consulate General of Greece in Chicago
Presented in partnership with Jewish Federation of Peoria, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Peoria Riverfront Museum.
Join the Jewish Federation of Peoria and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago for an educational presentation at the Peoria Riverfront Museum recognizing the 75th Anniversary of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Damaskinos’ Letter of Protest Against the Holocaust.
While living in Nazi-occupied Greece, Archbishop Damaskinos stands outas the only worldwide leader to formally protest the treatment of Jews during World War II. As a result of his letter of protest, Archbishop Damaskinos was called before a Nazi SS firing squad.
Archbishop Damaskinos stood alone in protesting the Holocaust. Today, we celebrate the legacy of the archbishop and revisit the lessons within this historic document that we can still learn from today.
Please join us for this historic event which is FREE & open to the public!
Note: Polyxeni Petropoulou, the Consul General of Greece in Chicago, will be making her first ever visit to Peoria and downstate Illinois to participate at this event.