By Solette Eliezer, July 18, 2008
Greek Jews have protested that a new subway under construction in Thessaloniki risks desecrating a historic Jewish graveyard.
The cemetery of Thessaloniki, the largest in Europe, was destroyed in 1943 by the Nazis, and the land confiscated by the Greek government in 1944. The tombstones were either looted or sold, and some were used in repairs on the Cathedral of St Demetrius. Aristotle University, which acquired the land from the Greek state after the war, built its premises upon the cemetery.