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Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-18:00
Thursday: 8:30-20:00 *
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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The Jewish Community in Salonika

"Traces of History"

Grades: 9 - 12

This learning environment centers on the life cycle of Jews who lived in Salonika, Greece before, during, and after World War II. The Jewish community of Salonika was one of the most ancient in Europe. Before World War II, 55,200 Jews lived in Salonika, comprising two-thirds of the population. By the end of the Holocaust, only one thirtieth (1,950 souls) of the Jewish population remained. This educational unit presents a case study that can help teachers and students find an example of how to uncover and reconstruct the life of a particular community through a variety of materials.
The theme for this year’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day is “The Faces Behind Documents, Artifacts, and Photographs.” These various items are memory fragments that remain after the devastation of the Holocaust. It is with these remains that we try to recover and try to envision the lost Jewish world and especially the faces of the people who lived then. The unit before you utilizes materials found on Yad Vashem's online databases. Using historical sources, photographs, artifacts, films, and other forms of evidence, we have attempted to depict the Jewish community of Salonika, before and after the Holocaust. 
In addition, you will find the presentation in a form that can be download for use in the classroom, ceremonies to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, and lesson plans, which may all be downloaded. Teachers and students also are invited to create similar environments to commemorate and honor other communities, using Yad Vashem’s online databases.

 

Supplemental presentation to use in class  

Supplemental presentation to use in class

Introduction  

Introduction

Before the Holocaust  

Before the Holocaust

During the Holocaust  

During the Holocaust

After the Holocaust  

After the Holocaust

Photo Gallery  

Photo Gallery

Video Testimonies  

Video Testimonies
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