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The 2004 Olympics Some Trivia to Know About Greek Jewish History

Following are some facts about Greek Jewry: Earliest known Jewish settlement in Greece: Third Century B.C.E.

Estimated number of Jews in Greece on eve of World II: 77,000

Estimated number of Jews in Greece today: 5,000

Most important “Jewish city” in Greece: Salonika

Number of Greek Jews who arrived in North America between 1908 and 1924: 30,000

Cities with significant Greek Jewish communities in North America: New York City area, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Atlanta