The Ottomans were ordered to receive them cordially, with Bayazid, the Ottoman Sultan, allegedly remarking that the Catholic Monarchs (Ferdinand and Isabella) were considered wise, but wrongly so, since they impoverished Spain (by the expulsion of the Jews) and enriched Turkey.
The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki was founded to honour the rich and creative Sephardic (Spanish) heritage as it evolved in Thessaloniki after the 15th century.
The Museum’s Collection is organized in 4 sections dedicated to:
- The Jewish Necropolis of Thessaloniki
- The History of Thessalonikean Jewry
Pinewood students were deeply touched by the rich heritage of the Thessaalonikean Jews. They listened, questioned, examined, contemplated, wondered, became curious, sad, bitter, angry, shocked, and learnt a lot. For more information on The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki please visit: http://jmth.gr/web/gallery.htm
Mrs. Amalia Spiliakou
Host Country Studies