JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Greece) 75th Anniversary of Jewish Deportation from Island of Rhodes #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The Island of Rhodes in the South Aegean, has an area known as "la Juderia"
the Jewish Quarter. It was in the Old Town for 2,300 years until July
23,1944. Jews of Rhodes were noted back in the Maccabean times in the
second century B.C.E. This year was the 75th anniversary of the deportation
to Auschwitz. The original Jews were the Romaniotes who were assimilated
into the Sephardic Jewish customs and language. Moment Magazine has an
article on this. Included in the article is a photograph of a plaque next to
the synagogue Kahal Shalom with the list of names of those who were
deported, such as Ventoiura, Nahamias, Beneviste and many others.

To read the list of deportees and to read more about the Jews of Rhodes see:

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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