A report on IoanninaRomaniote Jews and Amalia Bakas

The main entrance to the city's medieval fortress.
Members of the Romaniote Greek Jewish Community of Volos: rabbi Moshe Pesach (front left) with his sons (back). Prior to 1940.
The "Rule of Sinan Pasha" (9 October 1430), written in Greek, granted to the citizens a series of privileges under Ottoman control
Mosaic floor of a Jewish synagogue in Greece, built 300 AD, Aegina.
Interior view of the dome of the Aslan Pasha Mosque built on the site of the Church of Saint John, which was torn down after the failed anti-Ottoman revolt of 1611
Colonel Mordechai Frizis (1893–1940) from the ancient Romaniote Greek Jewish community of Chalkis with his wife Victoria.
The old Zosimaia School, now municipal school
Moshe Pesach, Chief Rabbi of the Romaniote Greek Jewish community of Volos, Greece in 1939.
Zois Kaplanis, Greek philanthropist from Ioannina, founder of the Kaplaneios School
View on the Torah Ark of the Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue of Ioannina with the typical Romaniote Shadayot (Votive offerings similar to the Byzantine Christian tradition) hanging on the Parochet and a Romaniote "Aleph" on the right side (a circumcision certificate with Berachot (mostly the Shiviti) and ancestral details).
Kaplaneios School
Kehila Kedosha Janina, New York
Fethiye Mosque with the tomb of Ali Pasha in the foreground. The mosque was renovated by Ali Pasha in 1795
A woman weeps during the deportation of the Jews of Ioannina on March 25, 1944. The majority of the Jews deported were murdered on or shortly after April 11, 1944, when their train reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Greek lithography showing the surrender of Ioannina by Essat Pasha to the Greek Crown Prince future Constantine I during the First Balkan War.
Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina with Romaniote items
Ioannina's central square (1932)
Statue of Mordechai Frizis in Chalkida
Main street (Dodonis Avenue) of the city (1940s or 1950s)
A young woman cries during the deportation of women and children of the Jewish community, March 1944.
The old synagogue of the city
The city of Ioannina and Lake Pamvotis, as seen from the Mitsikeli mountain road.
Ioannina Island in the lake
A gate of the castle
Wall of the castle
Tomb of Ali Pasha
Byzantine museum
Street near the castle
The city hall
Municipal Art Gallery of Ioannina
Road to the clocktower, Averof street
Clocktower in central Dimokratias Square
Silversmithing museum
Buildings of the University of Ioannina
Entrance of Zosimaia Library
Zois Kaplanis
Athanasios Psalidas
Georgios Stavros

Large communities were located in Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Arta, Preveza, Volos, Chalcis, Chania, Thebes, Corinth, Patras, and on the islands of Corfu, Crete, Zakynthos, Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Rhodes, and Cyprus, among others.

- Romaniote Jews

She was born in Ioannina in the Janina Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire in a Romaniote Jewish community.

- Amalia Bakas

There was a Romaniote Jewish community living in Ioannina before World War II, in addition to a very small number of Sephardi.

- Ioannina

Amalia Bakas, a singer of Greek traditional and rembetiko songs with a successful career in the United States.

- Romaniote Jews

Amalia Bakas (1897–1979), singer.

- Ioannina
The main entrance to the city's medieval fortress.

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