In 1944, 300 Jews from the island of Crete were drowned when the Tanias, a ship carrying them from the island to the Greek mainland en route to Nazi concentration camps, was tragically sunk.
The sinking wiped out the island’s small but ancient Jewish community whose businesses in the city of Chania had also been closed and their synagogues destroyed.
Ian Cross speaks to Katerina Anagnostaki of the Etz Hayyim Synogogue in Chania about the tragic fate of the Jews of Crete.
Ultimate Blitzkrieg: The WW2 Battle of Crete
Episode 1: Invasion
Episode 2: Evacuation
Episode 3: Occupation