Τόποι κράτησης και μνήμης: Nαζιστικά στρατόπεδα συγκέντρωσης στην Ελλάδα (1941-1944)

  • Places of Detainment and Memory: Nazi Concentration Camps in Greece, 1941-1944
  • Topoi kratisis kai mnimis: Nazistika stratopeda sigkentrosis stin Ellada, 1941-1944
Identifier
HistAuth.01
Language of Description
English
Dates
2017
Level of Description
Collection
Languages
  • Greek
Scripts
  • Greek
Source
EHRI

Biographical History

The Places of Detainment and Memory: Nazi Concentration Camps in Greece, 1941-1944 started as a research project in January 2017. It was initiated by the Chair of Jewish Studies of the Department of History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with scholars from AUTh, as well as other Greek and European Universities. The project was funded by the German-Greek Future Fund.

Scope and Content

The project’s aim was the detailed description of three designated places of detention in Greece: the Pavlos Melas Camp in Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, the Haidari Camp in Athens and the Larissa Camp. An additional aim of the program was the scientific documentation of the camps’ characteristics, of their mode of operation and of the purpose they served, according to: a) the conclusions drawn from the living conditions and the experiences of prisoners in the camps and b) the categorization applied by the German authorities (places of detention, ghettos, transit centers, concentration camps, extermination camps). The research project thus participates in the international debate on the terminology of the Nazi camps and their categorization according to their uses.

The findings of the research are presented on the website, in which there is a separate field related to its pedagogical utilization.

The website contains information on the three camps, accompanied by digitized archival material from the following archival institutions:

  • Thessaloniki History Centre
  • Holy Diocese of Thessaloniki
  • The Cartographic Heritage Archives
  • Historical Archive of Macedonia The website also contains lists with names of prisoners, of executed and of released persons from the Pavlos Melas camp. Among them there are some Jewish names, as well as some names of Christian Greek prisoners who seem to have been imprisoned for “Jewish matters”.

Archivist Note

05.05.2022. Creation of the archival description by Maria Pantazi.

Sources

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0