“Synagonistis: Greek Jews in the National Resistance”

On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, the Jewish Museum of Greece inaugurated its new temporary exhibition, under the title “Synagonistis: Greek Jews in the National Resistance”,  within the framework of a mutual program of cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens. Photographs, documents, letters, proclamations, resistance newspapers, original artifacts, weaponry, and other relevant material was presented to the public for the first time, trying to fulfil a sincere wish to honour those who fought and cancelled the belief that all Jews succumbed to the Holocaust “like lambs to the slaughter”. Thorough research that went on for five years resulted in the collection of 24 personal histories of men and women from various Jewish communities of Greece, who took up arms in the dark and harsh days of the Occupation. The exhibition was accompanied by a bilingual catalogue while director David Gavriilidis has produced a documentary film, which explores this subject engaging people, places and events. The permanent exhibition is also accompanied by specially designed educational programs for schools.

Exhibition duration: Tuesday, 16th April 2013 – Friday, 25th April 2014. Opening hours: Daily 09.00 – 14.30, Saturday: Closed, Sunday: 10.00 – 14.00.