One of the largest museums exploring the Jewish presence in Europe can be found inside an old mansion of Plaka. The Jewish ... More
The Jewish Museum of Greece
One of the largest museums exploring the Jewish presence in Europe can be found inside an old mansion of Plaka. The Jewish Museum (Εβραϊκό Μουσείο της Ελλάδος) documents a period starting over 2,300 years ago, when the first Jews settled in Greece by following the routes of the Phoenician trade ships. The next major arrival happened in the 15th century by thousands of Sephardim Jews who were forced to leave Spain. The museum's exhibits vividly recreate these and other historic periods from antiquity until the tragic destruction of the Greek Jewish community during the Second World War, with only 8,500 of the 80,000 pre-war population surviving the Holocaust. The 7,000 exhibits include, among others, a collection of traditional costumes, religious items, and historic manuscripts.
As a memorial to the Holocaust, this museum contains a core exhibition of more than 2000 historic photographs and 800
historical and cultural artifacts, as well as 24 original documentary films. These devices educate people of all ages and ...
Illustrating the civilizations, myths and religions that flourished in Greece over a period of more than 1,000 years, the Acropolis,
the site of four of the greatest masterpieces of classical Greek art the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum ...
Following the rout of Agnadello in 1509, many people fled to the islands, fearing the arrival of the soldiers. Among
them were many Jews who opened textile and rag shops near Rialto . Problems such as the imposition of ...