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The Jewish Museum of Greece

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Address: 39 Nikis, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Very comprehensive exhibit about the history of the Greek Jewish community The video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and how the were saved by righteous Greeks are truly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
shimon s
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Rehovot, Israel
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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very comprehensive exhibit about the history of the Greek Jewish community The video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and how the were saved by righteous Greeks are truly moving, as are the Holocaust exhibits.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Literally. The museum is hard to find, with the entrance hidden behind a small steel door at no. 39 Nikis street. Once you pass security, you enter the museum space. The museum itself is set out over 10 different levels, each one a small section in itself, and each several steps higher than the other. They are all place around... More 

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Thank dberis
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We find it nice to connect to the local Jewish community whenever we travel, and this is an excellent way to learn about the community of Athens and Greece. It has a small but representative collection of artifacts (Jewish ritual objects, books, clothing) from the past few hundred years. Even more interesting is the presentation of the history of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

For those of us who know little about the Sfardic or Romaniot traditions or the history of the Jews of Greece during World war two, this is a beautiful museum with attractive displays. Enjoyed it immensely and bought CDs for the grandchildren.

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Thank sallyws
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I found the Jewish Museum of Greece by chance ( whilst walking through to Plaka from Syntagma Sq.) Was most impressed with the way historical Jewish artifacts of the Greek community were displayed. Of special note was the cinema which showed a documentary of the terrible period for Greek Jews during the German occupation of the 2nd World War.

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Thank JulianManchesterUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a very moving Museum. The focus throughout is on children and families which makes the stories so meaningful and so relevant to today. The events of WWII should never be erased and this museum very thoughtfully brings life to such tragic stories.

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Thank Wesley_10
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Ideal for younger people, helping them realize how was life for the Greek Jewish citizens before the holocaust & understand our resent history. For the rest of us that we don't forget, never let it happen again!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This museum, which is dedicated to Jewish community of Greece, is one of the most important museums in Athens.Here you can see priceless colletrions, essays, photography, evidences from WWII. Visit this museum

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This museum is a moving testimony to the Greek Jewish community that was decimated during WWII. Such a subject would probably deserve a bigger museum but this one is already worth checking.

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Thank Khazarjf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Spread over a spiral of 6 floors the rather sad story of the community and the enormous heroism during WW2. It is totally engrossing from basement reconstruction of a lost synagogue up to the stories of children saved through the Holocaust at the top.

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Staying in Syntagma

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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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