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A Short History of the Jews of Greece


Nikos StavroulakisNikos Stavrolakis was one of the founders and director of the Jewish Museum in Greece from 1977 until 1993. During that time he was responsible for creating the basic collection of the museum consisting of religious, ethnic and historical artifacts-the sole remnants of a 2,400 year Jewish presence in Greece. He is the author of several books of Judeo-Greek Interest including an important guide to "Jewish Sites and Synagogues of Greece", a book on Judaeo-Greek cookery, "Cookbook of the Jews of Greece" and several other works. He has also followed a separate career as a painter and illustrator and his works have been exhibited widely in the USA, UK, Europe and Israel. Of lesser importance to the reader, he was my ancient history teacher in high school at the American Community Schools of Athens, Greece. 

His translation and introduction to the book Athens-Auschwitz is the basis of this website. The book was written by Errikos Sevillias, a survivor of the Nazi death camps and found among his papers when he was struck and killed by a motorcycle in 1974. The book is one of the most heart rendering and enlightening books I have ever read. For this book and other books by Nikos Stavrolakis and other authors on the subject contact Greece in Print. Mr. Stavrolakis now lives in Crete and he does not look anything like this photo.

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