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Jewish Children Attending Umberto School #1
Between the Wars in
Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece
Introduction by: Nolan Altman


This data set includes the names on 157 Jewish Children that attended he Umberto Italian School #1 in Thessaloniki, Greece between the world wars. The list was put together by Antonio Crescenzi, the events coordinator in Thessaloniki's Italian Institute of Culture. He prepared the list for a reunion/Graduation Day ceremony that took place on January 27, 2014, International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Antonio found the 157 unawarded middle and high school diplomas and assumed that many of these students were deported in the Holocaust. His plan was to award the diplomas to the students or their descendants. However, most of the students were born in the 1910's so they should have received their diplomas long before the German occupation of the city. Therefore, it’s possible, these students just didn't attend their graduation and never picked up their diplomas.

Regardless, it's an interesting list of students, their parents' names and their date of birth, all good genealogical information.


This database includes 157 Jewish middle and high school students of the Umberto School #1 in Thessaloniki, Greece between the wars.

The fields for this database are as follows:

  • Record Number
  • Student Surname
  • Student Given Name
  • Father's Given Name
  • Mother's Given Name
  • Mother's Maiden Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth


The information contained in this database was compiled by Antonio Crescenzi, the events coordinator in Thessaloniki's Italian Institute of Culture. Nolan Altman assembled the list.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible. Special thanks to Avrami Groll for his continuing contributions to Jewish genealogy. Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, Director of Special Projects and Coordinator of JewishGen's Holocaust Database files.

Nolan Altman
Director for Data Acquisition - Holocaust Database
January 2021

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