The Jewish community of Larissa was the third largest in Greece. Most Jews lived in the neighbourhood of “Six Streets” next to where the Holocaust Memorial stands today. Although the neighbourhood was home to a large number of Jews, it was never a ghetto, and there were always a few Christian families living in it.
The community, which has an uninterrupted historic presence of approximately 1,900 years, it was and still is one of the most active Jewish communities in Greece. Before the war it maintained seven Synagogues, a Jewish school, a seminary, a religious court, as well as a rich library. After the war there was only one Synagogue left, while the community’s members were significantly reduced. Nevertheless, the community is still very active, especially in culture.
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