Αρχείο Ιωσήφ Σιακκή
- The Joseph Siakkis Archives
- Archeio Siakkis Iosif
Extent and Medium
28 files; 4.4 linear meters
Joseph Siakkis (Athens , 1917 - 1999 ) was the son of merchant Moses Siakki, a native of Halkida, and Rachel Saporta who came from Thessaloniki. His grandfather Simantov was chairman of the Jewish Community Halkida and his father was president of the Jewish Community of Athens . He had two brothers and three sisters. He studied at the Law School in Athens. He took part in the Greek-Italian war (1940-1941). After Greece's Occupation by the Nazis, he fled to Turkey where he joined the Greek Expeditionary Force in Middle East. For his military action he was awarded by the Greek Government. During the German Occupation, his sister Anna and her husband were deported to German concentration camps and murdered. Siakkis served as legal adviser to the hospital "Evangelismos" . He was actively involved with the Jewish Organizations in Greece: he was member of the Board of the Association 'Greece - Israel " , President of the Community Assembly of the Jewish Community in Athens.
Scope and Content
Contains records related to the history of the Jewish communities of Greece. The archives are organized into 28 thematic sections. The most important topics are: 1. History of Greek Jewry and Jewish communities of Thessaloniki, Kerkyra [Corfu], Larissa, Volos, Trikala, Zakynthos, Chania, Preveza, Sparta, Chalkis and other major Jewish centers; 2. Antisemitism, Nazi occupation and Holocaust; 3. Collections of Jewish periodicals (Kerkyra and Athens); 4. Records of the Greek Jewish family names, personal correspondence, literary essays and poetry.
System of Arrangement
The collection is organized into 28 thematic sections: File 01, Jewish community of Athens; File 02, Jewish community of Thessaloniki; File 03, Jewish community of Kerkyra, File 04, Jewish community of Larissa, File 05, Jewish communities of Volos and Trikala; File 06, Jewish community of Zakynthos and Cephalonia; File 07, Jewish community of Crete; File 08, Jewish community of Jannina, Arta and Preveza, File 09, Jewish community of Patra and Sparta; File 10, Jewish community of Chalkis; File 11, Jewish community of Peloponnese; File 12, Jewish community of the Aegean; File 13, Jewish community of Thessaly and Macedonia; File 14, Jewish community of Istanbul and Smyrna; File 15, Jewish community of Byzantium and the cities of Asia Minor; File 16, Poetry, essays on literature; File 17, Various Jewish topics; File 18, Historical notes; File 19, The historian of Athens D. Kambouroglou; File 20, Jewish periodicals; File 21, Judaism, Christianity, historical and personal notes; File 22, Various notes on biblical topics; File 23, Anti-Semitism – Miscellaneous; File 24, Racism-Nazism-Shoah; File 25, Jewish family names; File 26, Manuscripts-Draft; File 27, Greek and Jewish words, Greek and Jewish scripts; File 28, Original Jewish certificates and letters.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions Governing Reproduction
No restrictions on reproductions. Restrictions on use. Formal approval of the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive (Athens, Greece), ELIA, is required for publications.
A finding aid in Greek is available on the website of the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive. A finding aid in English is also available on the website of USHMM. The finding aid in Greek is detailed.
Existence and Location of Originals
Elliniko Logotechniko kai Istoriko Archeio.
Existence and Location of Copies
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection from ELIA via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in April 2009. RG Number: RG-45.006
English description was written by Vasilis Ritzaleos based on a finding aid in Greek created by ELIA and a finding aid in English created by USHMM.
Dates of Descriptions
Date of creation: 10/2/2014.