This museum begins with a simple display of items that have survived World War II, a display that was shown a small room adjacent to Athens' Synagogue. It has since grown, and moved to this current building, and to this day is used as a place to commemorate the Jews of Greece and their lives. All of this is done with the help of photos, documents, textiles, jewelry, holy items, and more.
There are over 10,000 items having to do with the traditions and lives of the Jews of Greece, throughout history and up to today. Naturally, there is an emphasis on World War II, and the great tragedy of the annihilation of most of the Jewish population of the Greece Jewish community during the Holocaust.
The museum is not only a place for displaying items, but it is also a place of advanced research. On top of being a space for displaying items, the museum is also used as a place to learn and research the lives of the Jew in Greece. For this reason, many researchers come here from around the world.
On the ground floor you can see items that used to be in synagogues around Greece. On the first floor are items relating to Jewish holidays. On the second floor are historical Jewish artifacts. On the third floor there are screenings of movies about Jews and about the Jewish Museum.
The top floors are dedicated to the Holocaust and the murder of most of the Jewish Greece population, showcasing Jewish clothes, and the top floor has items from the daily lives of the Jews of Greece.
Sometimes there are also temporary exhibitions, and there is also a modest museum store.