Jewish community of Larissa

Welcome to the web site of the Jewish Community of Larissa!

We invite you to meet one of the most ancient and traditional Jewish communities of the diaspora, which is an integral part of the history of the city of Larissa for centuries and at the same time a living and creative cell.

Browse through the web pages to explore the rich history of the community through texts and pictures and to learn about our activities and news.

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The Monument of Jewish Martyrs of the Holocaust

The Monument of Jewish Martyrs of the HolocaustThe Municipality of Larissa and the Jewish Community, in memory and homage to the memory of the 235...

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Anne Frank Square

Anne Frank MonumentThe Municipality of Larissa dedicated another square, situated next to the General Hospital, to the memory of the Holocaust, by...

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Monument of the Larissa Jews who died in the Second World War

Monument of the Larissa Jews who died in the Second World WarThe Jewish Community, fulfilling its debt to the Jews of Larissa who fell heroically...

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News
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST DAY 2018
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST DAY 2018

Women of Larissa-Greece Jewish Community join #weremember campaign sending the message “NEVER AGAIN”.  

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Since 1977 I have repeatedly visited the Larissa Jewish community, a historic and vibrant center for our people. I have photographed extensively its Jewish life and  written about the history of this proud post-Holocaust Jewish community. I have grown fond of the Jews of Larissa, shining lights of the Greek diaspora.

Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, Ph.D.Author of ‘Greek Jewry in the Twentieth Century: Patterns of Survival in the Greek’ ‘Provinces Before and After the Holocaust’ (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996) - www.plautphoto.com
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The members of the JCL are passionate about preserving their long standing Community while sadly being faced with shrinking numbers and their struggle for survival. The JCL has always been welcoming, warm and willing to help me with my Shira’s Journey Project on the Jews of Greece. I deeply value our friendship.

Carol GordonDocumentary filmmaker and Holocaust Educator
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The Jewish Community of Larissa, even if it lost 35% of its potential at the Nazi’s concentration camps, reconstituted after the release. Today, it is one of the few organized Jewish Communities of Greece, with a Synagogue, Jewish primary school and cemetery.

Kanaris KonstantinisFrom Kanaris Konstantinis’ Reports on the situation of the Jewish Communities of Greece in 1945-46
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It is strange how Jews just like Greeks insist on surviving for thousands of years. All beasts eat but there is always yeast. Therefore, being a Greek Jew means that you have two roots, the same ancient, the same precious. We know that the only Jews who rebelled in Auschwitz were Greeks. It happened on October 7, 1944. And when they were killed, as they knew it would happen, they chanted our national anthem, proud of their religion, proud of their homeland, proud of themselves as free people.

Giorgos KalantzisGeneral Secretary of Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Education
Events

Do you have any question?

Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to contact us!!!
Kentavron 29, Jewish Martyrs of the Holocaust Square, 41222, Larisa, Greece
+30 2410532965
Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 14:00