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Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

Agiou Mina 13, Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 025 0406
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Attended at museum entry only to discover this it is closed. Very disappointing. Tripadvisor has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Important for the history and the culture of the city!

A very nice museum in the city centre! The Jewish museum learns to the visitor a lot about the... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Attended at museum entry only to discover this it is closed. Very disappointing. Tripadvisor has wrong opening time table

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

A very nice museum in the city centre! The Jewish museum learns to the visitor a lot about the history, the life and the culture of the big and lively Jewish community of Thessaloniki! Also, to say that I am not Jewish, but this was...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

The Jewish community is/was a big part of Thessaloniki so I was looking forward to visiting this museum and learning more about its history and roots. I was sadly disappointed. The museum staff might have been extremely tired, they hardly spoke word to explain what...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

A great presentation of the Jewish history of Thessaloniki that goes back more than 2000 years. The Jewish people of Thessaloniki were all but annihilated during WW2. Even their cemetery was destroyed. The marble tombstones were re-purposed as building stones. May we never forget the...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Very informative regarding the history of the Jewish population of the Greek city of Thessaloniki. A free electronic guide was available to visitors but I felt that this was difficult to operate compared with others I had used in other museums.

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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

I visit this Museum during my first holiday on Thessaloniki. The museum it's in the heart of the city. It's small but there is everything you need to know about the Jewish Community in Thessaloniki, it's located in two floors and divided into sections. Each...More

Thank Manila N
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Visiting the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki gives you a very well and profound knowledge about the rich Jewish life in the city and the of the Jewish community.

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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

My visit was short but long enough to get Impressed. There are many exhibits which represent a long dynamic presence of Jews in Thessaloniki. The museum is open on Sundays 10-14.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

This museum traces the history of Thessaloniki's once large and thriving Jewish community from its beginnings, through WWI and WWII, the Nazi deportations, the liberation of the Death Camps and the return of Thessaloniki's Jews. Their return home was met with less violence than the...More

Thank Howard F
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

A very interesting and inspiring museum about the history of the Jewish community in Thessaloniki. The Jews were the driving force of The city for many centuries, economically, culturally and intellectually. It is a shame that there is no monument in Thessaloniki for the tragic...More

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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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