“At the crossroads: The Jewish Community of Corfu”


The Jewish Museum of Greece participated again this year in the memorial events of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), that took place from 23 – 25 October 2020 in Corfu, within the frame of the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The events have been organised by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens, in cooperation with the Municipality of Central Corfu and Daipontian Islands, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, the Jewish Museum of Greece and the Jewish Community of Corfu.

The Jewish Museum of Greece has created the temporary historical exhibition under the title: “At the Crossroads: The Jewish Community of Corfu” The exhibition constitutes a brief historical and cultural flashback in the life and traditions of the Jewish Community of Corfu. The unique geographical position of the island, at the point where the Western world meets the East, endowed the community with special characteristics of multiculturalism, rarely found elsewhere. These found expression in the language, traditions and customs of the community, as well as the liturgy, architecture and decoration of its Synagogues. All eras of the community’s centuries-old history have left their tangible marks in all these aspects of its life.

After the community’s near destruction in the Second World War, very few elements that remind us of its erstwhile multicoloured past remain. This exhibition by the JMG hopes to constitute a small reminder of a world now lost…

The exhibition was presented in cooperation with the Antiquities Ephorate of Corfu and opened on 24 October 2020, in the Latin Chapel at the Old Fortress of Corfu. It will remain there until 18 December 2020.

For more information concerning the exhibition, please contact:

The Jewish Museum of Greece – 210 3225582, [email protected]
Old Fortress of Corfu  – 26610 48120, 48310, [email protected]