A Greek app is currently being developed at the Bar-Ilan University for Israelis visiting Greece. The Hebrew-language app is being designed to offer historical information on the Jewish communities that once thrived in Thessaloniki, Athens and Corfu but were then lost due to the Holocaust.
App users will hear testimonies of 62 Holocaust survivors and also have access to historical data and material collected over 35 years.
Thessaloniki, home to a once robust Sephardic community, is establishing a six-storey Holocaust Museum and Education Centre for Human Rights, set to open this year. The museum is funded by Germany and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. It’s location is set to be near the old train station where the city’s Jews once boarded trains transporting them to concentration camps. Around 96 per cent of the city’s 50,000 Jews died in Nazi camps.