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“Very moving”

The Jewish Museum of Greece
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Ranked #46 of 339 things to do in Athens
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a small, relatively easy museum to find. The museum gives a concise perspective on the Jewish folks who have lived in greece since b.c..the presentation of the tough times before 1930 and the incredible accomplishments of the resistance during the war give the visitor an increased respect for the minority population who lived here. It was noted in the museum that87 % of Greek Jews died in concentration camps during WWII and today a community of about 2500 live in athens, a small percentage of those who died in camps or in defense of their country. A very moving tribute to a minority of Greeks who gave their all for their country

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

This museum has a lot of interesting things inside and covers the history of the Jewish people in Greece. To me, the most interesting part covered the invasion of Greece by the Italians and Germans during WWII. There are black & white photographs of people involved in the resistance to occupation. It spotlights several of those who fought the invaders and tells what eventually happened to them.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Very nice museum and definitely worth a visit. Well laid out and was a nice short visit. A good sampling of Greek Jewish culture. A decent amount of attention to the Greek Resistance. I found this interesting as I was not familiar with this until now. Building is tucked away next to the Plaka. Set back from the road so I walked by it a few times before getting there. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Athens!

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

A lovely building with history of Jews in Greece as early as 2200 years ago.
There is an extremely well organized Greek Jews War resistance exhibit that everyone should see

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

It's a pretty basic museum, with standard Jewish artefacts. However, there is currently an exhibition about the Greek Jews who fought in the resistance during WWII, which is fantastic. It tells you about individuals who made a stand and disrupted the Nazis through railway demolitions, propaganda, smuggling Jews out of the ghettos and fighting to the death in battle.
If you have any interest in WWII, or Jewish culture, this is a must see!

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