The Joseph Siakkis archives related to the history of the Jewish communities of Greece

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2009.17
  • RG-45.006
1 Jan 1890 - 31 Dec 1980
Level of Description
  • Greek
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

49,976 digital images, JPEG

8 DVD-ROMs, 4 3/4 in.


Archival History

Hellēniko Logotechniko kai Historiko Archeio


Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection from the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, Athens, Greece(Ellēniko Logotehniko kai Istoriko Arheio) via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in April 2009.

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, Corfu, Larissa, Volos, Trikala, Zante, Chania, Preveza, Sparta, Chalkis and other major Jewish centers; 2. Antisemitism, Nazi occupation and Holocaust; 3. Collections of Jewish periodicals (Corfu 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 Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Hellēniko Logotechniko kai Historiko Archeio




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