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Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

Agiou Mina 13, Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 025 0406
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Excellent museum that tells the story of La Madre de Israel, the Jerusalem of the Balkans. Great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Small but very interesting museum

Thessaloniki had a very large and very old Jewish community, and this museum traces their presence... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki was founded to honor the rich and creative Sephardic heritage as it evolved in the city of Thessaloniki.On the ground level are monumental stones and inscriptions that were once found in the great Jewish necropolis that lay to the east of the city walls. Accompanying these stones are a series of photographs showing the cemetery and visitors as it was in 1914.Central to the first floor is a narrative history of the Jewish presence in Thessaloniki from the 3rd century BCE until the Second World War. A separate exhibit focuses on the Shoah, as it affected the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki. The majority of the community - some 49,000 persons - was systematically deported to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen where most of them perished.A research and documentation center operates within the premises, which aims to document and digitize archival documents from the Museum's own collection as well as archival material from other sources, thus creating a database accessible to visitors.The Museum provides special educational programs for schools.
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Agiou Mina 13, Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 231 025 0406
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent museum that tells the story of La Madre de Israel, the Jerusalem of the Balkans. Great photos. Great exhibits.

Thank Marciahi
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thessaloniki had a very large and very old Jewish community, and this museum traces their presence in the city. It's only small, but comprehensive and very interesting. Sobering to see how the community was extinguished in the Second World War.

Thank fussytraveller29
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have a guide, you will learn so many things to learn about Jewish!! It is a very interesting museum and the ticket price is not so expensive.

Thank George T
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum gives a rather complete history of the Jews of Thessaloniki, who before World War II comprised almost 1/3 of the city's population. We learned a great deal and would recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the city and its people.

Thank Janice621
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very important place in the history of the city Very neat and neat net quiet And it is very important to anyone who visits the city of Thessaloniky and wants to learn about history befor the war.

1  Thank Moshe F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very well set-out museum and very interesting to visit. Recommended for all religions and shouldn't be missed.

Thank helenoftroy23
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A really interesting museum about something that most people won't know about. But it was spoilt in my experience but exceptionally surly and rude security guard and reception. No need for this sort of behaviour.

Thank gleaves122
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Thessaloniki was once called little Jerusalem. The population until second world war, was 60% Greek Jews. So you can find their influence in the city (Modiano market, Alatini etc) This museum will explain it better..:)

1  Thank Fioritela
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Located in former newpaper offices this small museum offers visitors a few glances of an important community of Jews that was annihalted during the Nazi period.

Thank TelAvivAdi
Reviewed 3 June 2017

An important place to visit to learn what happened to the Jewish people over the centuries. Focus is mostly on WWII and the deportation of the community. Relics from the community are well preserved as well as pictures of residents.

Thank DraxNJ
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17 May 2015|
Response from Aris k |
the distance between the port and the museum is not more than 5 min on foot, so you neednt use public transport
Doris G
18 March 2015|
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Response from The_Ianis |
The Airplane is 15.67€ per route