The Administrative Court of Appeal of Thessaloniki (2nd Cancellation) ruled illegal the renaming of Athanasios Chrysochou Street to Albertou Nar Street.
The renaming of Athanassiou Chrysochou Street to Albertou Nar Street was declared illegal by the Administrative Court of Appeal of Thessaloniki (2nd Cancellation), with its decision number 149 / 29-3-2022.
The renaming of the street opposite the School for the Blind was decided by the Municipal Council of Thessaloniki, following a relevant decision of the 5th Municipal Community.
According to the announcement of the Association of Prisoners & Exiles of Resistance, the court based its judgment “on a selective evaluation of the data of the historical research and the relevant bibliography, concluding with the alteration of the findings of renowned scientists”.
The announcement of SFEA in detail:
The Administrative Court of Thessaloniki (2nd Cancellation), with its decision number 149 / 29-3-2022, considered illegal the renaming of Athanassiou Chrysochou Street to Albertou Nar Street, accepted that the relevant decision of the Municipal Council of Thessaloniki was not legal . rationale. The Court based its judgment on a selective evaluation of the data of the historical research and the relevant literature, concluding with the distortion of the findings of renowned scientists.
During the review of legality, the Court “forgot” to assess the fact that the name of General Ath. Chrysochou, guard of Thessaloniki and Commander-in-Chief of Macedonia during the Nazi occupation, was given to the street by the Municipal Council that had illegally appointed the dictatorship of the colonels. during the abolition of the Constitution.
He was wrong and did not take into account that the Greek state, specifying the content of the Constitutional Acts and Resolutions that restored parliamentary democracy in the country in 1974, provides a strong urge (Circular 204/1983) to the municipal authorities to rename the streets and squares. names associated with persons and situations that deprived the Greek people of their freedoms. A prompt – long-standing request of SFEA 1967-1974 to the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
He failed to study all the elements of the file and in particular to study the report of the Thessaloniki History Center, which captures the action of Ath. Chrysochou during the triple Occupation, his cooperation with the Nazi occupiers and his alliance in the persecution of the Europeans of our fellow citizens.
He avoided assessing the presence of Ath. Chrysochou in the trial of the “executioner of Thessaloniki” Max Merten, where he became a witness in defense of the Nazi criminal in Thessaloniki, provoking the reaction not only of Greek society, but also of the President of the Military Court himself. said Merten. Thus, the Administrative Court of Appeal of Thessaloniki formulated its own version of history, concise, completely unbiased and discriminatory, in order to rule that . ».
It is obvious that the above decision is completely wrong and unfounded and, therefore, the legal remedies must be brought for its insult and appeal.
The ASSOCIATION OF PRISONERS AND EXILED RESISTANTS (SFEA) 1967-1974 invites the Municipality of Thessaloniki, again defending the validity of the renaming of the street, to appeal to the Council of State of Thessaloniki against the decision of the Thessaloniki Council. martyrdom and anti-fascist – resistance of the past, to regain its historical memory and to get rid of the ghosts of the occupying regime.