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    “Lefcoderma” face powder

    The use of finely ground rice powder as a cosmetic care and beauty product has been widespread among Japanese women for centuries. The industrialization of cosmetic rice powder in Europe started at the end of the 19th century. Large brands which established themselves in the international market in the beginning of the 20th century, were advertising the benefits of rice...

    Hanukkah booklet

    This booklet from the JMG collections was published by the Jewish National Fund of Thessaloniki in 1938 to be distributed to the children of the community and instruct them on the history and meaning of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. It contains the following poems: HANUKKAH (translated from Hebrew) Why, dear...

    Α meaningful note

    The Holocaust collection of the JMG includes a large number of personal letters and military documents from the period of Occupation related to a rather unknown personality, Maurice Kazes from Thessaloniki. He was born in 1911 and served as a squad leader during the Greco-Italian War of 1940-1941, during...

    Silver bracelet

    In 2018, the siblings Dona-Lilian, Moissis and Rovertos Capon, descendants of the Minerbo family from Chania in Crete, donated a large collection of over 300 family heirloom items to the JMG, with the aim “… not to let the Jewry of Crete be forgotten…”. This precious collection includes personal...

    New Year’s greetings postcard

    This New Year’s greetings postcard, decorated in the fashion of the time with gold dust and an artificial flower, was published in the 15th district of Vienna, where a large suburban Jewish community lived. It is a fine example of the great number of commercially produced holiday cards, which...

    Valuable textile

    Among the artefacts donated to the JMG collections in 2020 was this valuable textile, made from two oblong pieces of the same fabric. The textile’s foundation weave consists of coral silk and silver threads, woven on its surface with a brocaded pattern made of gold and silver threads.  Although...

    Large oil painting

    Τhe collections of the Jewish Museum of Greece were recently enriched by a large oil painting created by the yet unknown painter Nella Morpurgo in 1894, living in Thessaloniki at that time. The signed and dated half-length portrait depicts a middle-aged man in nearly full-scale. According to Sol Eliezer,...

    Advertising postcard

    The JMG recently received a donation of unique archival material from the Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki, containing valuable information on various professional activities of the local Jewish Community, as this is depicted in the local press and in various legal documents. Among the archival contents,...

    Oil painting by Giulio Kaimi

    The Contemporary Art Collection of the JMG holds artworks created mainly by various Greek-Jewish artists, including a great part of the oeuvre of Giulio Kaimi (1897-1982), a painter and writer from Corfu. These sixteen artworks show his preference for realistic portrait sketches and oil paintings depicting outdoor scenes, memorizing a specific moment....

    Wedding ring

    The JMG Jewellery Collection mainly consists of pieces dating to the 19th and early 20th century, belonging to the Bulgarian Hoard, valuable personal items looted from the Jews of East Macedonia and Thrace in 1943. Most of these items came from the mainly Sephardic communities of Serres, Drama, Kavala,...