Jewish history on Crete dates back more than 2,300 years, but the community was destroyed during the Holocaust.
The bar of soap hurled by attackers against a synagogue they desecrated in Crete was a diabolically mixed metaphor: Soap usually symbolizes purity and godliness, but in this twisted context it spelled hatred and death. More ▸
By Jean Cohen
The only synagogue on the Greek Island of Crete sustained significant water and smoke damage in an arson attack. More ▸