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Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

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Address: Agiou Mina 13, Thessaloniki, Greece
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The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki was founded to honor the rich and...

The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki was founded to honor the rich and creative Sephardic heritage as it evolved in the city of Thessaloniki.On the ground level are monumental stones and inscriptions that were once found in the great Jewish necropolis that lay to the east of the city walls. Accompanying these stones are a series of photographs showing the cemetery and visitors as it was in 1914.Central to the first floor is a narrative history of the Jewish presence in Thessaloniki from the 3rd century BCE until the Second World War. A separate exhibit focuses on the Shoah, as it affected the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki. The majority of the community - some 49,000 persons - was systematically deported to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen where most of them perished.A research and documentation center operates within the premises, which aims to document and digitize archival documents from the Museum's own collection as well as archival material from other sources, thus creating a database accessible to visitors.The Museum provides special educational programs for schools.

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A very important museum

A small building telling the story of Jewish Thessaloniki. Once up on a time, there was a big city in Greece with Jewish life and culture. A community totally destroyed by the... read more

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small building telling the story of Jewish Thessaloniki. Once up on a time, there was a big city in Greece with Jewish life and culture. A community totally destroyed by the Nazi occupation in World War 2. The ground floor is just few saved remains of grave stones from the destroyed ancient grave-yard. Stones that were re-used as pavements... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the center of the old Salonica center, a remembrance of the history of the Jewish people that lived in Salonica through the ages! Among the published books, collections, etc, are tradicional songs of the sephardi Jews in lantino!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the jewish comminity in Thessalonki before WW2 was one of the welathiest and strongest in Europe. Thessaloniki jews were some 50% of the cities population. The German Nazis killed 96% of the comunity during WW2. the museum outlines the history of the Jewish comunity through history and rembers the murdered jews as well.,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I am not of Greek origin I found this Museum as a must to visit. The museum tells the story of the impressive past of the Jewish community there and how brutally it had been severed by the Nazis during ww2.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A very interesting insight into the history and struggle of the Jewish Population Of Thessaloniki. If you like world history this is for you. However some people might find it upsetting. Well worth the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

In this museum the story of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki is told in a precise and rather interesting way. Even though it is quite small, it gives the visitor a crystal image of the community throughout the years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The museum is set in a beautiful building, the history of Sephardi Jews and of Salonica are intertwined. The museum has a charming booklet, with photos on history of the Jews in Salonica which helped us orientate in the town. This details the Allitini Villa, now the Council building in Queen Olga St, there s no local knowledge of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The Jewish Museum is a small museum but is packed with photos and artifacts tracing the history of the Jews of Salonica from 135 BCE today. A room is dedicated to the holocaust and the murder of 90% of the Jewish population. It is worth arranging for a guide to lead you through this museum and other Jewish sites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Small and the tour guide was more interested in telling us about the architecture than the displays. Pre 1943 Jews made up 80% of the population and the history dates back over 2000 years but there is little to show of that history in the museum. Still worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Small but very informative museum telling the long and ultimately tragic story of Thessalonki's Jewish population. Only 1800 left in 1945 out of a population of 50,000 in 1939. However, the remaining Jews are looking forward and not only working to ensure the story is acknowledged but there is a future here for the ones now living here.

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