Economic & Financial life

Economic & Financial life

The Jewish community comprised a full social pyramid, made up from a large number of poor labourers to families of entrepreneurs of international renown, such as the Allatini and the Modiano families. Out of the sixty richest families of Thessaloniki in the early 20th century, the forty most important ones were Jewish. Around five hundred smaller Jewish companies have been recorded around this core, making up the larger part of Thessaloniki’s middle class.