On Monday 30th January 2017, the Jewish Museum of Greece was visited by Mr. Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, who is in Athens within the framework of the Holocaust Memorial Day. Mr. Lauder, who was accompanied by Mr. David Saltiel, president of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, Mr. Benjamin Albala, vice-president of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and member of the J.M.G.’s Board of Directors, and Mr. Minos Moissis, president of the Jewish Community of Athens, was greeted by Mr. Samuel (Makis) Matsas, president of the J.M.G.’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Lauder was shown around the J.M.G.’s permanent as well as the periodic exhibitions by the JMG’s director, Mrs. Zanet Battinou, and he expressed particular interest in the exhibited, impressive outfits from the Community of Ioannina as well as in the works of the great poet Joseph Eligιa. After the tour, Mr. Lauder had a short conversation with the people present, during which he was informed on the museum’s special programmes regarding education and the memory of the Holocaust, the museum’s international collaborations and the J.M.G.’s research work, for all of which he expressed his satisfaction and admiration.