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Once upon a time the jewish community of Corfu was big but in our days the only thing you can find is a synagogue(pic 2-3). It?s called Sinagoga Vecchia(old synagogue) but the one we see today was built in the beginning of 19th century. The most famous jew of the community was the novelist writer Albert Cohen that was born in Corfu (16/8/1895) and lived there for 15 years before his family moved to Marseille.

Near the new Fortress there is a monument that shows some figures in sculptures(pic 1). It?s called Never Again For Any Nation. The monument was made in November 2001 and it?s dedicated to the memory of the 2000 jews of Corfu who perished in the nazi concentration camps of aushwitz and birkenau in june 1944 by the municipality and jewish community of corfu.

Address: velisariou street, Old Town, Kerkyra
Directions: ask some locals for Evraiki Sinikia(jewish district)

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  • Updated May 10, 2010
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