The Jews of Zakynthos 1

Jewish History | by | Volume 22, Issue 4 | July - August 2016

One of the largest of the beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos, lies to the west of mainland Greece2. In October, 1943, German forces arrived on the island with orders to round up the Jews. A familiar pattern followed: a night-time curfew was imposed on the island’s Jews and they wer…

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