Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities: Greece

Translation of Pinkas HaKehillot Yavan

Edited by Dr. Bracha Rivlin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem 1998


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PINKAS HAKEHILLOT

Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities
From their Foundation till after the Holocaust

GREECE

Editor: Dr. Bracha Rivlin

YAD VASHEM
The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Jerusalem 1998

The publication of this book was supported by a grant of
the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
and with the assistance of
the Library and Archives of Alliance Israelite Universelle in Paris

Authors

Bracha Rivlin
Yitzchak Kerem
Lea Bornstein-Makovetsky

Language Editors

Smadar Milo
(Introduction: Adina Drechsler, Bracha Freundlich)
the assistance of Hanna Vardi-Stern

ISBN 965-308-066-0

(C)

All rights reserved
Printed at Keterpress Enterprises Jerusalem
Cover-page design and maps: Avraham Pladot
Cover-page printed at Old City Press, Ltd. Jerusalem
Printed in Israel, 1998


Table of Contents

PrefaceDr. Bracha Rivlini
Introduction: The History of the Jewish Community in Greece
                    from Its Early Beginnings until the Present
Dr. Bracha Rivlinii
The Jewish Presence in Greece from its early beginnings until the 19th century  1
From the 19th century to the Balkan Wars 12
From the Balkan Wars to World War Two 17
World War Two 31
Postwar period 40
Selected Bibliography 48

The Jewish Communities and Settlements in Greece
 
Achelous55 
Agrinion 54 
Alexandropoulis55 
Almiros 57 
Andravida58 
Andros58 
Aphilon58 
Argos58 
Arta59 
Athens67 
Carpathos393 
Castellorizo 381 
Chalki 123 
Chalkis150 
Chania 155 
Chios 144 
Clarentza372 
Corfu353 
Corone350 
Crete160 
Delos92 
Delphi93 
Demetrizi93 
Didimoticho86 
Drama93 
Edessa55 
Egina53 
Elassona58 
Ermioni67 
Farsala326 
Fener322 
Florina319 
Gardiki86 
Gastouni86 
Holumic97 
Ikaria55 
Iraklio97 
Ipati55 
Jabustrissa131 
Janina131 
Kalamata372 
Kalavrita371 
Kalymnos371 
Karditsa390 
Karitania391 
Kastoria372 
Katerini379 
Kavala327 
Kefalonia388 
Kilkis371 
Kiparissia371 
Kitros371 
Komotini339 
Korinthos352 
Kos347 
Kozani339 
Krania392 
Krissa392 
Ksanthi381 
Lamia167 
Langhada167 
Lefkada169 
Larissa169 
Leros169 
Lesbos168 
Limnos166 
Livadhion165 
Livadiya165 
Mantinia180 
Melos180 
Methoni180 
Mistras177 
Naupaktos183 
Naoussa183 
Naxos188 
Nea Orestias182 
Neapolis188 
Neopatras318 
Nyssiros188 
Paramithia326 
Paranestion326 
Parga323 
Paros326 
Patmos309 
Patras310 
Paxi322 
Philipi318 
Preveza323 
Rabenika392 
Rethimnon407 
Rhodos392 
Salona194 
Salonika194 
Samos299 
Samothraki300 
Sarzhaban408 
Seres300 
Servia300 
Siderokastron190 
Sikyon194 
Simi193 
Suflion190 
Thasos411 
Thebes408 
Tinos124 
Trikala125 
Tripolitza124 
Veria110 
Vessena110 
Volos101 
Yannitsa143 
Zagora116 
Zakinthos117 
Zichna116 

Appendix:
 
Albania413 
Index of Names425 
Index of Places447 
English PrefaceVII 
English Abstract of the IntroductionIX 
 
Maps:
 
Jewish Communities and Settlements in GreeceBetween page i and page 1
"Old Greece" and Borders of Modern GreeceBetween page 12 and 13
Jewish Communities in Occupation ZonesBetween page 32 and 33
Salonika during World War TwoBetween page 272 and 273
Jewish Communities and Settlements in AlbaniaBetween page 412 and page 413


Captions of the Images of the Cover Pages:

1) Window in the Jewish Quarter in Veria and above it the title: "If I Forget Thee Jerusalem… 5619 (1859)", The photograph archive of Yad Vashem, the collection of A. Carmi. Photographed by A. Carmi.

2) Yannis Megas, "Souvenir - Images of the Jewish Community - Salonika 1897 - 1917", Athens 1993


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