Jewish Museum in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki launches new wing

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Jewish Museum in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki launches new wingTelling the story and preserving the memory of the northern port city’s Jews with exhibits including heirlooms and testaments to their presence

The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki opened in 2001 with the goal of telling the story and preserving the memory of the northern port city’s Jews with exhibits including heirlooms and testaments to their presence, ekathimerini.com reports. 

On the occasion of the recent inauguration of its new wing, curator Evangelos Hekimoglu talked to the newspaper about the museum and the changes that the new wing represents.

In his interview, Mr. Hekimoglu talks about the museum's new wing which has added four new spaces, one on each level. The first is the museum shop and the second focuses on Jewish architectural activity in the interwar years. The other two new halls pertain to the 1912-45 period, which is the most important, as it covers the gradual attrition and final destruction of the Jewish community, but also efforts at its revival. The narrative comes to an end with a collection of folk art and the section on the destroyed cemetery and the synagogues. Furthermore, there is an area in the basement that has been designed to host lectures and educational and other activities.

Read the full interview here.

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