On the occasion of the adoption an amendment by the Parliament, concerning the Holocaust Museum, the Mayor of Thessaloniki Konstantinos Zervas made the following statement:
“We now see, with joy and satisfaction, the creation of the Holocaust Museum in Thessaloniki progressing rapidly. Today, with the adoption of the relevant amendment, major obstacles have been removed and the way is open for the construction of one of the most emblematic works of Thessaloniki. […] With the solution we came up with –a land exchange between the Municipality and OSE (Hellenic Railways Organisation)– the Holocaust Museum will gain more visibility, due to its central location, while at the same time its accessibility and functionality will be upgraded, as the public’s access to the building will be ensured and parking areas will also be created. […] An emblematic project for our city, but also for the country as a whole, is under construction. Thus, Thessaloniki honors its past and looks to the future with optimism. A site of remembrance and martyrdom becomes an international symbol against racism -and all forms of discrimination–, thereby giving new momentum and potential to the city itself”.