Thessaloniki Association and the Battle of Crete Commemorative Council, would like to ask, if you haven't already booked, that you and your partner support, with your presence, the very important commemorative event​ of the significant involvement of Major Anders Lassen to the liberation of Thessaloniki in 1944.

At Denmark House, November 6th 2017 at 6.00pm for 6.30pm start


Please RSVP to events@thessaloniki.org.au no later than October 15, 2017


Major Anders Lassen

Anders Fredrik Emil Victor Schau Lassen born Høvdingsgård, Denmark 22nd September 1920, the son of Emil Victor Schau Lassen and Suzanne Maria Signe Lassen, of Nyhavn, Copenhagen.

He was a first cousin of Axel von dem Bussche, a German Resistance member who unsuccessfully tried to kill Adolf Hitler in 1943.

Serving with the Danish Merchant Navy, Anders came to Britain in the early days of the Second World War. He joined the British Commandos in 1940, serving with No. 62  Commando (also known as the Small Scale Raiding Force) as a private.

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26 November 2017 from 1:00 pm till late

Thessaloniki Association "The White Tower" is inviting everyone to this year's Sister-Cities Festival.

We're celebrating 33 Years of Sister-City relationships and as Melburnians of we are proud of our Melbourne and at the same time never cease to remember Thessaloniki, Melbourne's first sister-city in Europe. 

Each year about forty thousand people visit the Sister-City Festival held at Federation Square, the most vibrant and central part of Melbourne. The on-stage Festival Show is broadcast live on the Fed Square gigantic screen every time.

Here is an opportunity to be part of the Sister-Cities multicultural Festival in Melbourne. 

For more details visit the Fed Square webpage: http://www.fedsquare.com/events/sister-cities-glendi-festival-2017

Iakovos Jack Garivaldis OAM