A lovely building with history of Jews in Greece as early as 2200 years ago. There is an extremely well organized Greek Jews War resistance exhibit that everyone should see
It's a pretty basic museum, with standard Jewish artefacts. However, there is currently an exhibition about the Greek Jews who fought in the resistance during WWII, which is fantastic. It tells you about individuals who made a stand and disrupted the Nazis through railway demolitions, propaganda, smuggling Jews out of the ghettos and fighting to the death in battle. If... More
Very nice, well put together museum. A nice surprise and definitely worth a visit! Visit the synagogue too. Nice to know that there is still a Jewish presence in Athens.
Set in a beautifully restored 19th-century classical mansion, this very well curated museum is a helpful antidote to the pervasive emphasis in Greece on classical antiquity and the subsequent myth of a homogeneous Orthodox Christian Greek culture. The exhibits tell the story of the Jewish presence in Greek, beginning long before Christianity and rich in art and folk customs. Specially... More
An interesting overview of Greek Jewish culture, mostly before the community, like so many others in Europe, was devastated by the Holocaust. Was hoping there would be some information on Helenistic Jews, but really, nothing beyond the last 200 years. A bit disappointed by that.
This was one of the more moving experiences in Athens, particularly the recognition of the Jewish contribution to the liberation of Greece along with the loses through the Holocaust. This small multistory building captured so many facets of Jewish culture in such a small space. Extensive interpretive information held my interest from bottom to top floor with each floor revealing... More
This a very well laid out museum that tells an excellent story of the role that Jews played in the various Greek conflicts. It also tells how courageous the Greeks were in protecting their Jewish citizen throughout the ages. Very worthwhile to visit.
A really interesting and well-organised small museum. In addition to social, cultural and religious aspects of the Jewish community in Greece, the tragedy of its recent history is well presented. I found the story of the Jewish contribution to the resistance during WWII totally absorbing and new to me (I thought I was well-read on this topic, but clearly not).... More
Unexpected . I thought bit would be underfunded after thought . Very pleasantly surprised. Interesting . Informative well wort it
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