On the ground level are monumental stones and inscriptions that were once found in the great Jewish necropolis that lay to the east of the city walls. Accompanying these stones are a series of photographs showing the cemetery and visitors as it was in 1914.


Central to the first floor is a narrative history of the Jewish presence in Thessaloniki from the 3rd century BCE until the Second World War. This gallery was designed at the kibbutz Beth Lohamei Ha-Gettaoth in Israel and funded by "The Michael Marks Charitable Trust".

  In the third gallery there are cases containing many artifacts from the collections of the Museum, giving the visitor the chance to have an image of religious and everyday life of the pre-war Jewish Community of Thessaloniki.



The fourth gallery is on the Holocaust, as it affected the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki between the years 1941 and 1943, when the majority of the community - some 49,000 persons - was systematically deported to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. It is estimated that there was 96,5 % mortality.