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The Jewish Museum of Greece

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Address: Nikis 39, Athens 105 57 , Greece
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Phone Number: +(30) 210 32 25 582
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A moving testimony

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed June 19, 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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Thank Guy C
Placentia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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
Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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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Thank LittleRhody1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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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Thank Stephen P
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A well displayed collection of ancient and not so long past Athens. The displays had large handheld explanatory cards. Compared to other Jewish museums in Europe (Rome, Thessaloniki) this was well organized and presented.

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Thank Lorne N
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

If you are interested in the history of the Jewish people in Greece you should go to this small museum in Athens. Recently the main exhibit was about the Jewish children that were saved by non-jews during the Second World War. You can go from there to the Synagogue. Be sure to bring your passport to the Synagogue. It is... More 

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Thank MarvinH1936
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Visiting the Jewish museum of Greece was impressive. It's small but the collections inside is very intresting and give a good overview about the Greek Jewish comminities. It worth a visit.

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Thank Leon Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

we found the history of the Greek community during the holoucast very educational and the stories an eye opener

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Someone told my friend about this museum on the plane on our way to Athens so we decided to visit. It was worth it! Being the only Jewish member of the group of 4 I wasn't sure what the others would think, but they took a lot of interest and were asking lots of questions. They have packed so much... 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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