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The Jewish Museum of Greece

Nikis 39, Athens 105 57 , Greece
210 32 25 582
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Ranked #51 of 194 attractions in Athens
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Really great museum with really good stories and material from the last 100 years. Extensive coverage on the role of Jews in the Greek War of Independence, the Ottoman Empire and Greek Jews in the Holocaust, including stories of non-Jewish Greeks attempts to save Jews during the war. Definitely worth a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I am not Jewish but I am very interested in Jewish history and was impressed by this museum - it is restricted by the space of the building but it does a good job with what it has - the museum being on several floors I had been out seeing other things in Athens earlier in the heat (and was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum - the staff was very friendly and helpful, museum was perfect size (manageable in 1-1.5 hours without getting bored), content was interesting and included unique Jewish history. Particularly enjoyed the temporary photography exhibition.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is what small, independent museums should all be like. The layout, design and information available in Greek and English were all superb. As others have mentioned the museum covers Jewish history and culture in Greece - the WWII sections were especially interesting to me. Meanwhile just down the road at Syntagma, Golden Dawn supporters are demonstrating outside parliament. Worrying... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a small, relatively easy museum to find. The museum gives a concise perspective on the Jewish folks who have lived in greece since b.c..the presentation of the tough times before 1930 and the incredible accomplishments of the resistance during the war give the visitor an increased respect for the minority population who lived here. It was noted in... More

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globeseeker007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This museum has a lot of interesting things inside and covers the history of the Jewish people in Greece. To me, the most interesting part covered the invasion of Greece by the Italians and Germans during WWII. There are black & white photographs of people involved in the resistance to occupation. It spotlights several of those who fought the invaders... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Very nice museum and definitely worth a visit. Well laid out and was a nice short visit. A good sampling of Greek Jewish culture. A decent amount of attention to the Greek Resistance. I found this interesting as I was not familiar with this until now. Building is tucked away next to the Plaka. Set back from the road so... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

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

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

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

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

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.

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