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Memory of Greek Jewish metropolis endures at new Holocaust museum

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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:23 am

The construction of a new Holocaust museum in Thessaloniki, Greece, turns a page in the history of this city’s once thriving Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during the Holocaust.

Thessaloniki was formerly home to Greece’s largest Jewish community. Following the Jewish expulsion from Spain, the city was one of the most prominent centers for Sephardic Jewry for more than 450 years.

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