Participations 2001

The Greek Committee of Frankfurt 2001 had invited our Museum to submit its proposal for events related to the presence of Jews in Greece through out history,as part of the program entitled «Greece– Guest of Honour of the 53rd Frankfurt Book Fair 2001». Such an invitation was not only a great honour in itself for the J.M.G., but also recognition of the quality of the Museum’s work and the standard of its international presentations.The Greek Committee approved our proposal immediately and took the events under its wing, proving an ever-present sourceof support for the Jewish Museum all through the preparations and production. The President of the Committee, Mr. Giorgos Romaios, showed particular interest right from the outset. There was close, very constructive co-operation with Mr. Philippos Dracontaeidis and Mrs.Aspa Moraitis, appointed by the Committee to act as the Museum’s contacts on all matters. We are grateful for their accurate and timeous guidance. So the Jewish Museum of Greece took part in the International Book Fair with three notable events: the exhibition «The Jews of Greece: 2300 Years of History and Tradition», as its main event, the Artemis Alcalay art exhibition entitled «Remembrance», which ran simultaneously, and the appearance of an eighteen-member, mixed voice choir, which performed Sephardic and Romaniote songs. The events were held on the premises of the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt, which had at an earlier date expressed the wish to host our Museum’s contribution to this international exhibition.