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Rhodes Jewish Museum

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Address: Dissiadou & Simiou Streets, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
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+30 2241 022364

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A Jewel in the Old Town

In the heart of the medieval town of Rhodes there is the only synagogue of the town that survived the german occupation, sephardi style of the 16th century and a small... read more

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In the heart of the medieval town of Rhodes there is the only synagogue of the town that survived the german occupation, sephardi style of the 16th century and a small, informative and extremely well organised museum at the back. Don't miss out!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

Visited while were on a cruise, it was a highlight of our Rhodes visit,the museum is adjacent to the synagogue. It is an amazing small place with a big history, and we were so amazed how they keep alive the memory of the Rhodes Jewish Community, which was destroyed by Nazis. This place in old Jewish Quarter is not to... More 

Thank nitka
Management response:

Thank you for your kind comments! It is for people like you who appreciate the history, that we try to keep this place open! We hope that you visit us again in the near future! More 

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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

A real highlight of my recent visit to Rhodes. Very interesting to follow the history of The Jews of Rhodes that are now practically an extinct

Thank PeterDane
Management response:

Thank you for visitng us and for your lovely comments. The main purpose of us trying to keep this place open is to keep alive the memory of the former Jewish Community of Rhodes, so people will know how big and rich of traditions and history was. We hope that you visit us again in the near future! More 

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Took us a while to find, was actually near the square we started at, but went down the wrong street. Beautiful historical building, some active use, great summary of the history of Jews in Rhodes

Thank FoodieMHG
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Thank you for visiting us and for you vote! We hope that in your next visit in Rhodes you will visit us again! More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

The museum is adjacent to the synagogue in the heart of the old city. It is off the beaten track and provides a peaceful haven. There are comprehensive descriptions of the history of the Jewish community in Rhodes. Well worth a visit

Thank Andrew M
Management response:

Thank you for your nice comments! We are very happy when people enjoy their visit here and they leave with positive emotion about this place. We hope to visit us again in the near future! More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

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.

1 Thank GS2013_13
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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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Reviewed October 21, 2016

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
Management response:

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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Reviewed September 23, 2016

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
Management response:

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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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 

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Management response:

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ectoras_gr
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Thank you! We hope you enjoyed your visit! More 

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