Thessaloniki Jewish Community Records

Language of Description
1939 - 1945
Level of Description
  • German
  • Greek
  • Greek
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

12 reels.


The microfilms of the collection were donated by the United Sates Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002.

Scope and Content

The collection (1939-1945; bulk 1943) contains registration records for over 13,000 Jews of Thessaloniki that were completed prior to their deportation to Auschwitz. The cards contain personal information as well as itemized lists of real and material property subsequently Aryanized by occupying forces and Greek collaborators.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is available to general users.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Reproduction of the material is possible.

Finding Aids

  • A catalogue is not available at ACT. A guide to this collection entitled "Jewish Community of Salonika 1943" by Aure Recanati is available in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library under call number [name lists] DS135 G72 T48 2000. The guide duplicates most of the material available in this collection and contains additional information about victims that is culled from other sources. The guide also provides English-language translations for all of the information in the collection and explanations for transliteration rules.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Archives of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki.

Existence and Location of Copies

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and American College of Thessaloniki Bissell Library.


  • Description based on site survey and information provided by the Librarian Ms Liza Vachtsevanou and the Archivist Ms Aliki Arouh.

Archivist Note

English description written by Vasilis Ritzaleos.


  • Description is based on information provided by Ms Liza Vachtsevanou.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0

Dates of Descriptions

Date of creation: 1/12/2014.