Sebastián Romero Radigales: saviour of the Sephardic Jews of Thessalonik

Sebastián Romero Radigales: saviour of the Sephardic Jews of Thessalonik

Start Date:  05 Oct 2018

End Date:  05 Oct 2018

Start Date Time:  18.30

Showroom:  Amphitheatre "Melina Mercouri"

In April 1943, Sebastián de Romero Radigales arrived to Athens as the new Consul General of Spain. Since his arrival to the Greek capital, Romero Radigales put every effort in defending the Sephardic Jews (over 800 persons between the communities of Athens and Thessalonica). As other Spanish diplomats, Romero Radigales proclaimed without any specific requirements, a decree that offered Spanish nationality to the Sephardic Jews.

Participants: Ms. Elena Colitto (granddaughter of Romero Radigales), Mr. Isaac Revah (survivor of the Holocaust) and Miguel de Lucas (Director of Casa Sefarad – Israel).