Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki
The Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki ( Greek Εβραϊκό Μουσείο Θεσσαλονίκης Evraiko Mousio Thessalonikis , Ladino Museo Djudio de Salonik ) is (next to the Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens and the small Jewish Museum Rhodes ) one of three Jewish museums in Greece . It shows part of the history of the once Jewish-dominated metropolis of Thessaloniki and the Sephardic Jews (see Jewish community of Thessaloniki ).
The museum was first opened in 1997 in the former Jewish quarter of the city and was one of the museum initiatives for the European Capital of Culture (alongside the museum for contemporary art ) . The basis of the collection was the photo collection of Simon Marks and the sacred objects of the Sephardic community. The museum has existed under its current name and as an institution since 2001. It is located in a former office building of the Banque d'Athènes , which was designed in 1904 by Vitaliano Poselli .