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The Jewish Museum of Greece

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Address: 39 Nikis, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 21 0322 5582
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Outstanding museum

For those of us who know little about the Sfardic or Romaniot traditions or the history of the Jews of Greece during World war two, this is a beautiful museum with attractive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

For those of us who know little about the Sfardic or Romaniot traditions or the history of the Jews of Greece during World war two, this is a beautiful museum with attractive displays. Enjoyed it immensely and bought CDs for the grandchildren.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I found the Jewish Museum of Greece by chance ( whilst walking through to Plaka from Syntagma Sq.) Was most impressed with the way historical Jewish artifacts of the Greek community were displayed. Of special note was the cinema which showed a documentary of the terrible period for Greek Jews during the German occupation of the 2nd World War.

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Thank JulianManchesterUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a very moving Museum. The focus throughout is on children and families which makes the stories so meaningful and so relevant to today. The events of WWII should never be erased and this museum very thoughtfully brings life to such tragic stories.

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Thank Wesley_10
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Ideal for younger people, helping them realize how was life for the Greek Jewish citizens before the holocaust & understand our resent history. For the rest of us that we don't forget, never let it happen again!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This museum, which is dedicated to Jewish community of Greece, is one of the most important museums in Athens.Here you can see priceless colletrions, essays, photography, evidences from WWII. Visit this museum

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Thank SaintClair1986
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This museum is a moving testimony to the Greek Jewish community that was decimated during WWII. Such a subject would probably deserve a bigger museum but this one is already worth checking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Spread over a spiral of 6 floors the rather sad story of the community and the enormous heroism during WW2. It is totally engrossing from basement reconstruction of a lost synagogue up to the stories of children saved through the Holocaust at the top.

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Placentia, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a museum of the history of The Jews of Greece. I can't believe that it wasn't until 2000 that all these stories of Jewish children during the holocaust were discovered. The exhibits are very well done.

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Thank Tzipster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The small but historic Jewish Museum is worth a visit. Our experience was greatly enhanced by following a private tour by the curator that we were invited to participate in. Her explanation of the items there and history depicted there shed a light on the plight of Jews in Greece, especially prior to WWII. The museum location is in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We heard about this museum from our local tour guide and it is not to be missed if you are interested in the history of the Jewish people in the Balkans. The museum has artifacts and depictions from the Jewish communities in Croatia, Serbia as well as Greece with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. There was a... More 

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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