Jews of the Evros Prefecture

Jews of Evros

Jews of the Evros Prefecture was a thriving community, Sadly destroyed by the Fascists. However, the communities of Evros remember them always.


Jews of Evros Prefecture

Jews of Evros, includes towns of Didymoteicho, Orestiada and Alexandroupolis

In Didymoteichio had a population of about 740 Jews you can see. Only 33 [4%] survived the war. The town to honour the memory of the Jews has named a street after them: “Evreon Martyron” [Jewish Martyrs Street]. One can also visit the Jewish Cemetery. Most interesting is the mosaic floor of the old synagogue which the town has preserved where the town has also installed a memorial.

The town of Orestiada had a c Jewish population of 197 of whom 98% lost their lives in the catastrophe of World War II. The town of Soufli had a population of 32 Jews before the war. All were killed by the Nazis.

Alexandroupolis had a population of about 150 Jews before the Second World War. 97% were killed by the Nazis. Only 4 Jews survived. Today there is no trace left of this community.


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