am 8. August 2009
Objective description of the Greco Jewish cohabitation unveiling the frictions as well as commonalities of the past for these two unique and from "god chosen and preferred races". It's amazing to read and discover that greekness is not given by baptism but through language, culture and thessalonikian way of life ("halara!" greek for easy going). The author doesn't hesitate to provide evidence of jewish support for the Turks during Thessaloniki liberation, which according to the greek public perception even in our days is worthing capital punishment. The book provides bold contribution to actual non-discussion in Greece about minorities and immigrants right and acceptance, which is driven by silence and cowardness of the political class and heavy racism of the petit-bourgeois. And all this from a country having millions of people on foreign soils. We Greeks should rethink who we are..... but unfortunately thinking isn't part of our vocabulary and every day life.