Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

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Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
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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LizTols
Colgate, WI22 contributions
Fascinating and moving
Aug 2021
My daughter and I visited here and spent several hours exploring it. We were moved by the collection of items they have, especially the wall with 50,000 names on it. It gives voice to those numbers. Highly recommend.
Written August 31, 2021
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Written September 3, 2021
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Yossi R
Tel Aviv, Israel390 contributions
Important
Oct 2020 • Couples
If you are Jewish, it is a must. If you you are interested in history and in particular the Thessaloniki history, the Jewish community was major here. One hour will be suffice.
Written October 6, 2020
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Written October 8, 2020
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VivAl
Valencia, Spain6 contributions
Not worth it, really.
Aug 2020 • Solo
Worth a visit only if you want to kill time and spend 7 euros to see info that you could find on internet.
Written August 11, 2020
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We would like to thank you for your review. We feel sorry that you were disappointed. However, I would like to inform you that the most of articles-archives, photos and objects in the Museum are the original copies and they are not available on the internet. Regarding the 7 euros ticket, it is a donation to the Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki. .
Written August 27, 2020
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caspardel
Faversham, UK132 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2020
This museum provided both and insight into the history of the Jewish population of Thessaloniki and due to the importance of the Jewish population the overall historical development of the city.

I was particularly taken by the historical maps explaining the migration routes into Thessaloniki and how these locations filtered into the development of Thessaloniki today.

The overlayed topological maps enabled the history to be brought alive by creating direct links between past and present.
Written August 7, 2020
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Written August 27, 2020
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The_Honest_Explorers
Thessaloniki, Greece8 contributions
Jewish Thessaloniki
Mar 2020
It is a not well known fact but Thessaloniki was once a predominantly Jewish city. Due to the Spanish Inquisition in 1492 when Queen Izabella and King Ferdinand of Spain expelled the Sepharadic Jews from Spain, Thessaloniki became a Jewish capital.

Already, since the early 1500s, Thessaloniki's biggest community - in terms of population - was the Jewish one, reaching an astonishing 66% in the mid 1600s.

However, the holocost in Thessaloniki was among the most extreme in Europe and the once thriving Jewish community was almost entirely exterminated in the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Bergen Bensen.

The Jewish museum in Thessaloniki is located in the heart of the city center, in a beautiful building from the early 1900s and the exhibition itself will give you an informative timeline of the community’s long and important presence in the city.
Written March 14, 2020
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Written July 7, 2020
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purcellfamily
England207 contributions
worth a visit
Feb 2020
Whilst I was a visitor to Thessaloniki I have read a few books about the history and the effects of the Holocaust.
The museum is small - which for me is good. I read many of the explanations of the exhibits ( they are in Greek and English) but I was still only in the museum for about 1.25 hours.
A lot of the exhibits relate to Thessaloniki's history through the centuries - very well done. Interwoven is the history of the Jews in Thessaloniki.
There is, what i thought, a small section relate to the Holocaust- I think that the Germans destroyed so much evidence and the majority perished that there is little to exhibit but there was enough information for me.
The women on the reception could have been friendlier and if i did not speak Greek or English there would be no point going.
The information booklet you pick up as you go in is poor but that did not matter as thereafter all is self explanatory.
Written February 4, 2020
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Written February 5, 2020
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cjkranz
New York City, NY1,100 contributions
Tragic Story Told Well
Dec 2019 • Family
The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki explains the tragic story of the Jews during Holocaust. It is a terrible story told well in the museum. All visiting Thessaloniki should visit the museum to understand what happened here.
Written December 1, 2019
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Written December 3, 2019
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Albert Hazan
Haifa, Israel128 contributions
morning visit
Oct 2019
in this museum you can see and read a lot about the jewish community in thessaloniki before deportation to the polish camps.
this community consisted about half of thessaloniki population at that time,,,,that is why the whole city was affected by this community in all respects.
to my opinion it is a must,, for all jewish visitors.
Written November 1, 2019
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Written November 4, 2019
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cozzolinos
Shirley, NY7 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2019
I have been to Jewish Museums in many cities. While informative, it did not have same effect on me as others.
Written October 23, 2019
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Written October 24, 2019
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Colin F
Netanya, Israel27 contributions
Mini Museum
Oct 2019 • Family
I visited with my wife and 7yr old. The museum is interesting but very very small. One only needs 15 to 30 minutes to see everything.

The ticket price is ridiculously high unless you consider it a Mitzvah.
Written October 17, 2019
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Written October 18, 2019
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