“Through The Lens of Nissim Levis: a family, an era”

Press Release

The duration of the exhibition was extended until Monday, January 7th, 2019.

The Jewish Museum of Greece presented its periodic exhibition “Through the lens of Nissim Levis: a family, an era”, on Monday, January 22nd, 2018.

The exhibition will be realised within the framework of a three-year programme of the ewish Museum of Greece with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens, which continuously, consistently and successfully supports the Museum’s work.

The exhibition focuses on Dr. Nissim Levis’ artistic photography, which covers the time period from the last years of the Ottoman rule (1898 – 1913) and the following years of upheaval and change, until 1930. It allows the visitor a glimpse into the life of a prominent family, within a community belonging to the beautiful northern Greek town of Ioannina, just moments before the War ravaged it and changed the fabric of its society forever, through the murder of the great majority of its Jewish inhabitants.

The descendants of Nissim Levis’ family not only offered their constructive cooperation and substantial family research, but kindly agreed to lend for exhibition selected heirlooms from their cherished family collection. These include personal objects as well as Nissim’s stereoscopic photo viewer, all displayed together with relevant historical material from the ewish Museum of Greece collections. The bilingual information panels will be complemented by multimedia elements, presenting a large number of Nissim’s photographic images. The exhibition is accompanied by educational programmes especially designed for students.

The exhibition was hosted by the Jewish Museum of Greece from January 22nd until October 5th, 2018.

For more information you may contact the Jewish Museum of Greece at 39 Nikis St., 105 57 Athens, telephone: 210 – 32 25 582, e-mail: [email protected] – Working hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 14:30.

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