Museums of Thessaloniki:17.
Museum of the Jewish Presence in Thessaloniki
13, Ayiou Mina St., GR-546 24 Thessaloniki.
Phone 031 275701, 272840, Fax 031 229063.
With the support of the Organization for the Cultural Capital of Europe Thessaloniki 1997.
Map - to locate Museum (remember number!)
This imposing building, right in the middle of the commercial centre, survived the 1917 conflagration and has since housed the Bank of Attica and the press offices of the French-language Jewish newspaper "L`Indépendant".
In the Museum there will be exhibits of religious and ceramonial character, ethnographic material (utensils, costumes) and historical documents (newspapers, photographs and out of print editions).
A specialized library, radio, film and television archives, a collection of Sephardic popular songs and accounts by survivors of the holocaust, other existing archive material, plans and prints of monumental buildings, synagogues, settlements and old maps will also be available.
For 1997 in particular, the Museum will arrange the display of "Memorias" (Memories), an exhibition of
Thessaloniki to be transferred from the University of Bar Iian, Israel.