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Rhodes Jewish Museum

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Address: Dissiadou & Simiou Streets, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
Phone Number: 22410-22364

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After taking in the Synagogue next door we also visited the Museum. It gave the history how the people settled in Rhodes and turbulent times some tolerance sometimes not so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After taking in the Synagogue next door we also visited the Museum. It gave the history how the people settled in Rhodes and turbulent times some tolerance sometimes not so. There is an account of the deportation during the war and many names of those who left never to return.

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We are very happy that you liked our Museum. We are trying to give as many information as possible about the life of the vibrant Jewish Community that once was here. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to visit us again soon. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent two hours with Isaac who works at the Museum, touring the Jewish Quarter and the museum. Isaac made the history come alive with vivid descriptions of people and places and very moving stories from his own family. We learned so much we would not have otherwise been able to understand and we found this very moving. Rather than... More 

Thank msquanyin
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Thank you so much for your comments! Isaac is a very gifted person that knows so much about the history of the Jews of Rhodes. As his parents were from Rhodes (his mother was a holocaust survivor), he has a lot of stories to share and he has also done his own research about the history of the place, gathering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small museum to walk through, and feel free to chat with anyone who works there. Very unique jewish history on an island, and interesting to stop by (may be hard to find) for a quick education on Jewish history and culture in Rhodes.

Thank Maria P
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We are glad that you have enjoyed your visit. We would do our best to keep this place going and open to the visitors, so that they can be acquainted with the history of our once vivid community and its tragic ending in 1944 We much appreciate your comments Carmen Cohen More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

My wife and I visited Rhodes, Greece on the Mediterranean cruise. One of our specific goals was to visit the old Jewish quarter of the Rhodes town. The Jewish Museum attached to the old synagogue is the most important parts of the quarter. Unfortunately the Jewish history has been interrupted with the WWII and the Holocaust. Now the Jewish population,... More 

1 Thank Mayfielder
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We would like to thank you for your positive comments . Οur wish is to make known to our visitors the historical past of our community We hope that the Kahal Shalom Synagogue will always be standing as a “memorial” to the 2500 Jews from Rhodes and Kos who were annihilated in Auschwitz/ Birkenau concentration camps and in the Nazi... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The museum is located in the side rooms of the sinagogue which is quite an experience. It tells the history of the Jewish communities Romani & Sephradites until their extinction by the Italians and Germans in WWII.

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Thank you! We hope you enjoyed your visit! More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is a very nice and comprehensive museum about the long history of Jewish people in Rhodes. You can also visit a real synagogue. People there are very friendly and ready to explain. Entrance is free.

Thank ioannis70
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Thank you for your comments! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

As an Italian I found it very interesting to see all the Italian documents of WWII especially since the Italian government sent it's own citizens to the slaughter. Definitely somehting to watch, it is not very big and it's free so it is something that is very easy to see inside Rhodes Old Town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

just visit your synagogue. she is beautiful and provides a rare emotion. Thank you for the moment. #Rhodes island plus vieille synagogue de #Grèce émouvant témoignage extermination des juifs grecs et italiens par les nazis.

Thank Olivier S
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Thank you very much! Is very important for us to have people that care about the history of our community! More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

See comments on the Synagogue The Museum next door provides a glimpse into the history and customs of the community that was massacred by the Nazis

Thank David Z
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Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately what we can offer is what you said ,a glimse of history. The Jewish community in Rhodes is from the oldest communities with so much history which is difficult to fully share it with the rest of the world. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

A small place, not known to everyone, a magical place to remind us all of the big Jewish community which was murdered by the Nazis during WWII.

Thank Sharon K
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Thank you! One of the reasons that we try to maintain this place is for the history not to be forgotten! More 

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