Holocaust Museum of Kalavrita

Holocaust Museum of Kalavrita

The Holocaust Museum of Kalavrita was built in the early 20th century in the building of an old elementary school by means of a bequest left by A. Syngros, an eminent Greek benefactor. It was inaugurated in 1906. It was the site where the holocaust of Kalavrita took place on December 13th, 1943. During the German occupation (1941-1943) it was transformed to a concentration camp for the region of the Peloponnese. The elementary school operated again from 1950 until 1986 when it was declared a landmark. It operates as the Kalvrita Holocaust Museum since 2005. Visitors have the chance to take a travel back in time and meet the town and its heroes before and after the drama caused by the fury of the German troops.

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