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In the Same City

The Archaeological Museum Of Thessaloniki presents the exhibition "In the Same City: Christians and Jews in Thessaloniki" from 3 December 2022 to 15 Aprili 2023.

The Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy, the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the George Konstantinidis Archive are co-organizing a series of exhibitions entitled "In the same city: Christians and Jews in Thessaloniki".
This series of exhibitions aims to highlight the atmosphere of Thessaloniki in the late 19th and early 20th century through unpublished historical documents.

The third exhibition focuses on trade and entrepreneurship in Thessaloniki. It deals with the city's economy, which during the period in question was based on international trade, local and regional small-scale trade, and  local consumption. Thessaloniki supplied the other urban centres and the Macedonian countryside and was also the export gateway for agricultural products and the mineral wealth of the Macedonian inland. Numerous historical documents, such as contracts, bank accounts, business advertisements in the press, and other lesser-known documents, such as mining agreements, show the great influence that the Christian and Jewish communities had on the city's economy.

As in the previous two exhibitions, photographs, documents, and objects from the archive of C. Konstantinidis’ family and the collections of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki offer the visitor a rich anthology of material that brings to life the people who made Thessaloniki a centre of trade and an export gateway to the Macedonian inland.

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