In 2018, the Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG) launched a digital multimedia app “The Jews of Greece: 2,300 Years of History and Tradition”, which was supported by the embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens.

The interactive app features archival material and presents the history of Greek Jews since late antiquity. It contains information about their religious traditions and everyday life, as well as their presence in the political, social and cultural life of the country. It also refers to the persecution of Greek Jews during the Second World War and traces the local history of the Jewish communities throughout the country. It includes folklore and ethnographic references, literary extracts, rare photographs, oral testimonies and other audiovisual material. The content was mainly drawn from the JMG Collections, Library, Photographic Archive and Oral History Archive, while some of it was kindly provided by private individuals.

The processing of the material began in 2007, involving researchers from various disciplines such as archaeologists, historians, art historians and museologists. The platform was designed in such a way that it can be used by teachers, students and researchers. The app is bilingual (English and Greek), and it is the result of years of interdisciplinary research, within the context of outreach and interactivity, which are always at the heart of the JMG mission.

Today, an upgraded and much easier to use application is presented. It can run on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems without any additional programs. Download the application from the button below, unzip it and run the .exe file. You will need to wait 10-20 seconds for the application to start. If you have an antivirus program, it might block the execution of the application. You can add it to the secure execution applications and open it.

Download the application

Size: 685 MB