This second virtual exhibition, was held in the framework of the European programme Judaica Europeana, in which the JMG participated as a partner.

Through the photographs presented in this exhibition, the Jewish Museum of Greece attempts to present several aspects of life in the Jewish neighbourhoods of Greece, mostly before the war. The visitor is called upon to partake of familiar, timeless and universal stories, and to perceive a vivid, though of necessity partial, image of a way of life rich in traditions and human relations, of a world that the war destroyed forever.

For more information and photographs and/or brochures, please contact The Jewish Museum of Greece, 39 Nikis st., Athens, Greece, 105 57, telephone: (+30) 210 3225582, fax: (+30) 210 3231577, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.jewishmuseum.gr, from Monday-Friday 09:00-14:30.

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Jewish neighbourhoods of Greece

Athens

There is evidence of Jewish presence in Athens since the antiquity. Travellers of various periods confirm the presence of Jewish families, whose number varied;...

Volos

The Jews of Volos lived scattered in various parts of the city. A somewhat denser concentration of Jewish families was to be found in...

Zakynthos

The Jewish Community of Zakynthos always lived in the shadow of the nearby larger Community of Corfu. Ever since the Venetian occupation, the Jews...

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, also known as ‘Mother of Israel’ (Madre de Israel) was the metropolis of the Mediterranean Jews. The population of the community, which in...

Ioannina

The Jewish population of Ioannina was mostly to be found in the old neighbourhood, within the fortress walls, the Megali Rouga (Big Street), next...

Kastoria

The Sephardic Community of Kastoria dated from about 1550. Before the war it had as many as 900 members, most of whom lived in...

Corfu

The Jewish Community of Corfu was unique among those on Greek soil in being the only one whose members lived in a specific area,...

Larissa

The Jewish community of Larissa was the third largest in Greece. Most Jews lived in the neighbourhood of “Six Streets” next to where the...

Xanthi

Although today there is but little left of the Jewish quarter of Xanthi, the city was home to quite an active community before the...

Rhodes

Although not continuous, the Jewish presence in Rhodes dates from the 2nd century B.C. The arrival and subsequent settlement of Spanish-speaking Jews on the...

Trikala

One of the most active Jewish Communities of Thessaly, the Trikala community was different in that it had Romaniote, Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. At...

Chalkis

The Jewish presence in Chalkis can be tracked down in Hellenistic times. The community weathered periods of great turmoil, as well as long periods...

Exhibition Contributors

Exhibition Curator: Zanet Battinou Archaelogist - Director J.M.G. Research - Texts: Alexios - Nikolaos Menexiadis Cand. PhD History Texts Translations: Ilia Iatrou Exhibition and Graphic Design: Get Inspired Design...