Jewish Monument of Komotini

The monument was built in the middle of the decade of 2000 and it was placed in the Alsos of Agia Paraskevi in the center of Komotini. The intention of the Municipality was to honor the approximately 1350 Jews of Komotini, victims of the Holocaust of the World War II. The Jews of Komotini were gathered unexpectedly on 4th March 1943 by the Bulgarian occupation authorities and were transferred to the Danube Port of Lom in Bulgaria. There, they were loaded into three barges one of which sank carrying away one third of the Jews of Komotini into death. The remaining people were transferred into Treblinka of Poland finding tragic death in the crematorium of Nazi.