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Jewish Monument of A.U.Th.

The Jewish Monument of AUTh honours the city's Jewish community and keeps the memory of their Nazi-destroyed cemetery at this place.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    2014 The monument was inaugurated on November 9.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

In the area of the Aristotle University we see the Jewish monument, which was designed by the architect Konstantinos Lentaris. It consists of a sarcophagus, a bronze seven-light lamp, scattered marble plaques with Jewish symbols, a bronze Star of David and 5 marble plaques, which indicate the year of construction and remind that the Jewish cemetery was here.

What I can't see

It has been vandalized many times by far-right anti-Semites. The first Jewish graves in the area of today’s university were created during the Roman era, but developed as a cemetery during the Middle Ages, with the arrival of the Sephardic Jews. The destruction of the cemetery began in the Ottoman years, continued by Greek anti-Semites and culminated during the Nazi occupation. The few graves that survived were transported after the war.


  • Address: AUTh Campus


Tsitiridis G., (2019), Μνημείο Παλαιού Εβραϊκού Νεκροταφείου του Κωνσταντίνου Λεντάρη, [Monument of the old Jewish cemetery of Konstantinos Lentaris], in Parallaxi,

Last visit 17/10/2022