Architecture students visit the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki
On March 15th, and during the course "History and Theory of Architecture" Architecture students enjoyed a guided tour of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki.
The Jewish Museum was founded to honour the rich and creative Sephardic heritage as it evolved in the city after the 15th century. The Museum is housed in one of the rare Jewish structures that survived the fire of 1917, located in the very heart of Thessaloniki.
Our visit was followed by a tour on narrative history of the Jewish presence in Thessaloniki from the 3rd century BCE until the Second World War. A discussion by students followed in the Museum's library which houses important texts printed in Thessaloniki between 16th-20th centuries, covering almost every aspect of Jewish life, religious and secular. The library also acts as a repository for books on the history, customs and language of the Sephardi Jews.