The second major concentration camp in Greece, Pavlos Melas in Stavroupoli-Thessaloniki, is a historical site, but today it is not preserved. At the camp, between 1941-1944, thousands of people who had been arrested by the Wehrmacht and other German authorities in the course of sweep antipartisan operations were interned. It was operated and guarded by the Greeks themselves, the prison staff was also Greek.
2004 a parliamentary question about the conservation of the camp was answered vaguely, and the conservative Defence Minister Spiliotopoulos answered that a study about the conservation of the camp was commissioned.
Five years later, the same government was planning to convert "Pavlos Melas" into a camp for economic refugees, but that failed because of the veto of 14 mayors. Today the area is a meeting place for young people. The walls of the former buildings are smeared with graffiti. References to the importance of the site are missing.