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ΔΕΘ HELEXPO - Pavilion 13
154 Egnatias Street
54636 Thessaloniki

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Divided Memories Exhibiton

Greece 1940-1950: exploring history and personal stories

The exhibition was initiated by the Goethe-Institut in Thessaloniki together with the Jewish Museum Thessaloniki, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki (MoMus), and the German Historical Museum Berlin. It was first shown in Greece in 2016. In cooperation with the NS Documentation Centre in Cologne, the exhibition has now been digitized to make it accessible worldwide.


An exhibition dedicated to one of the most depressing chapters of German and Greek history: the 1940s, a decade that stands for occupation, holocaust, and civil war. The digitally accessible exhibition provides space for stories and personal experiences, thereby contributing to a new and more differentiated account of this difficult decade. Artefacts, including artwork, poetry and other forms of media, offer new contexts and bring traumatic experiences to light.

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