Witnesses of the 2nd world war WWII in Greece - Page 26

Jewish Community of Larisa Description The Jewish community of Larissa was and continues being on of the largest in the country, references of the community dating back 2000 years ago, during the Roman times. During WWII the community suffered a tragic loss with more than one- third of its population being arrest and taken to concentration camps by Nazi’s or elsewere, in order to be executed sooner than later. After the occupation was over, the community came to be reinstated through the years but never reached it’s original population before the war.(1120 Jews)Today us a well preserved and respected traditional community in the Larissa Practical information Reviews When visiting the Jewish Community of Larissa one can enter the synagogue, something quite distant to Greek culture. It is a great opportunity to meet and learn about the history of the community that has been around since the creation of the city. We came to direct contact with the history of the community during World War 2 and especially during the German Occupation. And lastly we were informed of the constant events that are around the community Address: Kentavron 29 – Jewish Martyr Square Larissa Admission: Free Telephone: 2410 532965 Website: www.jcl.gr This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project code number: KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP 2016-1-NL01-KA219-02297