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Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

Agiou Mina 13, Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 025 0406
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Definitely worths a visit

This is a small but very educational and interesting museum. It display the history of the Jewish... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Itzhak Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
via mobile
really it worths a visit.

the jews are part of the history of this city and before the second world war was almost one third... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael A
Katerini, Greece
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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
+30 231 025 0406
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small but very educational and interesting museum. It display the history of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki through 2000 years. It is a must for every Jew and for history lovers. Recommended.

Thank Itzhak Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the jews are part of the history of this city and before the second world war was almost one third of the city population.it is a very interesting museum

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very important jewish history museum. Brings up the great history of the jewz in Thessaloniki for over 2000 years. The whole site is very informative and interesting. And the special section about the WWII is highly important to understand what was the jewish community...More

Thank grsapir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see for those who are interested in the history of Thessaloniki and its Jewish community , ( that at one time counted more than 50% of the entire population of the city ) . Please read the review of Elias R. from early...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It took me a while to find the building in a quiet street of Thessaloniki. It has an impressive design outside and inside with various Jewish symbols. There is a 24 hours protection of this facility/

Thank Meir D
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A small museum with lots of information for visitors to have a good understanding of the Jewish community in the long history of this large city.

Thank Cherry L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

All of the Jewish heritage of Thessaloniki exhibited and explained in this wonderful museum. A must visit!

Thank minkouv
Reviewed 2 September 2017

It was really interesting to find out about the history of the Jewish Community in Thessaloniki, but really shocking to read about the persecution suffered by them throughout the years and the virtual elimination of the community by the Nazis. It was handled very sensitively...More

Thank Gwendolen W
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I come from Thessaloniki, but I had never visited the Jewish museum. Now that I'm older I decided to be a tourist in my home city. I really liked the museum and it was very interesting to find out about the Jewish history of Thessaloniki....More

Thank elias a
Reviewed 27 August 2017

An excellent museum which tells the history of the Jewish community in Thessaloniki, which at one time comprised over half the population of the City.

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17 May 2015|
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
Doris G
18 March 2015|
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Response from The_Ianis |
The Airplane is 15.67€ per route