The Jews of Greece: Exhibition
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
10th December 2017 to 17th December 2017
This exhibition sheds light on the little-known history of the Greek Jews. The Jews of Greece explores the history of one of the most ancient Jewish communities in the world. The works of photographer Emmanuel Santos and documentary filmmakers Carol Gordon and Natalie Cunningham, provide an insight into the life of Romaniote Jews, Sephardim (Jews of Spain) and the smaller groups of Ashkenazi Jews of Europe that constitute the Greek-Jewish community. This community witnessed, experienced and influenced the beginnings of Christianity, the rise and fall of Empires and the creation of the Modern State. While the Holocaust left the community devastated, the ancient traditions and cultural practices of Greek Jews have been kept alive by the few who remain. The Jews of Greece exhibition celebrates this ancient community, who despite facing almost total decimation in the Holocaust, have continued to survive.