Monastirioton Synagogue


The only surviving one of Thessaloniki's 45 pre-WWII synagogues owes its preservation to the fact that it was used as a warehouse by the Red Cross. Spared by the Nazis, it nonetheless formed part of the ghetto before the eventual deportations of 1943. It is a solemn space that is worth visiting.

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