Greek Newspaper Compares Pfizer’s Jewish CEO With Mengele In Front Page Photo

A photo of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, right, next to a photo of Josef Mengele on the front page of the Makeleio daily in Greece, Nov. 10, 2020. (Courtesy of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece)

A Greek newspaper whose publisher was recently convicted of anti-Semitic defamation published a front-page article stating that Pfizer’s Jewish CEO will “stick a needle” into them with the company’s “poisonous” COVID-19 vaccine, JTA reported.

The article, bearing a photo of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla next to photos of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele and striped concentration camp uniforms, was published last week in the daily Makeleio newspaper.

Bourla, a Greek Jew from Thessaloniki, is also a veterinarian, a fact referred to in the grievously anti-Semitic and libelous article. “A Jewish veterinarian will stick the needle!” the article warns. “Terror countdown for the mandatory vaccine.”

The Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs slammed the paper, stating that the article is the “most vile anti-Semitism reminiscent of the Middle Ages.”

Makeleio publisher Stefanos Chios was fined $2,200 last month for his op-ed calling a former leader of the Athens Jewish community a “crude Jew who runs a loan-shark firm.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. YEVONIM nikbetzu oliy – a gut chodesh, we are within shloshim yom to a lechtigen chanuka, no one is forcing the greeks to take the vaccine. Halevay we should be zoche bayomim hahem bizman hazeh & as the president wishes rabim byad meatim

  2. The יוונים during Chodesh Kislev reemerge!

    The one country that no one else wanted to bail out of their financial woes all of the sudden reemerges with their anti-Semitism anew.

  3. Greeks and Serbs were the two peoples in southern Europe who really did fight the Nazis hard. And they suffered and suffered and suffered as a result. This horrible newspaper defames their sacrifices.

    Princess Alice of Battenberg, the mother of Prince Philip of the UK, was a Greek Princess with German and Russian ancestry. She remained in Greece during WW2 and risked her own life to save Jews. A Greek Orthodox Christian, she is buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and is honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad VaShem along with 214 other Greeks.