April 26, 2015
I need a drink every time I visit a place like this.
Housed in a small, lovely building, displaying a variety of secular artifacts and religious icons, the Jewish Museum of Greece carries the appropriate name - a museum - the lifeless panorama of history.
Jews lived in Greece for more than two thousand years. But in large numbers, Jews arrived in Greece following their expulsion from Spain and Portugal in the late Fifteenth Century. For more than four hundred years, communities thrived here, especially in the northern city of Thessalonica, known as the “Little Jerusalem.” In 1940, the Jewish population of Thessalonica exceeded 53,000 children, women and men.