Old  Jewish  Cemetery  Memorial

Old Jewish Cemetery Memorial

The Nazis destroyed the ancient Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki that covered about 300.000 sq.m. in the area where the University Campus is situated today. The graves were looted and tombstones were scattered all over the city.

In 2014, as remembrance of the destroyed Jewish cemetery, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Jewish community erected a simple monument in the form of a bronze sculpture of a seven-branched menorah, as well as a composition comprised of marble plaques from the desecrated tombs.

INFO: University Campus (Panepistimioupoli), Observatory (Asteroskopio) Park (central gate entrance).