The Holocaust aftermath

The Holocaust aftermath

Those who took to the mountains and fought with the resistance forces, those who managed to cross into southern Greece and be saved by Christian families and those who survived the death camps, formed the core of the post-war Jewish community. At present, there are two operational synagogues, as well as a Jewish kindergarten, a Jewish Home for the Elderly, and the Jewish Museum. The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki organizes summer camps for young Greek Jews. Young people who like sports belong to the Maccabi Club. Very close to the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, near the infamous Plateia Eleftherias (Freedom Square), stands the Holocaust monument. The Community tries to secure all means necessary for its members to experience a Jewish way of life. We follow in the footsteps of our forefathers, who created this Jewish city, and hope that one day we will become a new centre of Judaism, a new “Ir vaem be-Israel”.