Photographs taken by Dr Nissim Levis taken during the final years of Ottoman rule in Greece (1898-1913) to 1930 is the focus of the latest exhibition, “Through the Lens of Nissim Levis: A Family, an Era,” at the Jewish Museum of Greece, in Athens.
The exhibition allows the visitor a glimpse into the life of a prominent family in the beautiful town of Ioannina, northern Greece, just moments before WWII ravaged it and changed the fabric of its society forever, through the murder of the great majority of its Jewish inhabitants.
The descendants of Levis’s family not only offered their constructive cooperation and substantial family research, but kindly agreed to loan the museum heirlooms from their cherished family collection for the purpose of this exhibition.
These include personal objects as well as Nissim’s stereoscopic photo viewer, all displayed together with relevant historical material from the museum’s collections.
The exhibition forms part of a three-year program organised by the Jewish Museum of Greece and the German Embassy in Athens.
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