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Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

Agiou Mina 13, Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 025 0406
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Old Jewish history.

A small but informative museum with old grave stones and many pictures. Just a shame that no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary B
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Arlesey, United Kingdom
Very interesting gives you a lot of knowledge regarding the Jewish life in Thessaloniki

Very interesting gives you a lot of knowledge regarding the Jewish life in Thessaloniki The museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joseph A
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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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Agiou Mina 13, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but informative museum with old grave stones and many pictures. Just a shame that no photography is allowed.

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting gives you a lot of knowledge regarding the Jewish life in Thessaloniki The museum is a bit small so when it is visited by groups gets a bit crowded

Thank Joseph A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of the Jews of Salonica is terribly sad but important to know as most people only know the plight of the East European Jews.

Thank DeDe W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Jewish population was 60% of the city when it fell to the Germans in WWII. Nearly all of them lost their lives and it forever changed the presence of the Jewish community in this city. It is a sad fact but I applaud the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Show the history of jews in Thesaloniki. Dscribe their way of living, and their tragic end during the holocaust.

Thank oded s
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Other reviews have detailed the absorbing content of this wonderful museum, which offers an excellent insight into both Thessonoki Jews and the Jewish way of life. The staff are very abrupt and unhelpful, they seek more interested in their phones. Just keep asking questions until...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

We learned a lot during our visit to the museum, The exhibits include valuable historical context, vivid descriptions (in English as well as Greek), and a focus on the real life of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki - not just its leaders or key events....More

Thank DLee13
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

A poor memorandum to a great community that had a great history, culturally and socially, since many centuries. The museum capture mainly the story of the holocaust and a few generations before it but does not tell about important personalities and literary production that took...More

Thank rk6191
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

The museum does a good job of telling the story of the once-thriving & large Jewish community of Thessaloniki. The terrible story of the holocaust period is moving and harrowing, and saw the 50,000+ community dwindle to a tiny fraction of that size.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Learned a lot about the Jewish history in Thessaloniki (Saloniki) throughout the years, not only during the holocaust. strongly recommended.

Thank Yehuda M
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JLW05
May 17, 2015|
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Response from Aris k |
the distance between the port and the museum is not more than 5 min on foot, so you neednt use public transport
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Doris G
March 18, 2015|
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no, for sure! the cheapest and fastest way is the train!
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