Dr. Rena Molho taught the History of Greek Jewry in Panteion University in Athens.
She has also worked as interviewer, coordinator and historical counsellor for the Shoah Visual foundation, the Centropa and the United States Holocaust Museum of Memory oral history programs.
For her contribution to French academia in June 2010 the French Government decorated Dr. Molho as “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.” In January 2015 she was awarded the Alberto Benveniste Center “Prix de la Recherche” in Paris.
Her book, Salonica-Istanbul: Social, Political and Cultural Aspects of Jewish Life, was published by Isis publications in Istanbul in 2005 and by Gorgias Press in the USA.
She also wrote the Jewish Sites in Thessaloniki: Brief History and Guide, which was first published in Athens in September 2009 by Lycabettus Press. It has since become a best seller and has been translated into Greek (2010), German (2011) and French (2019).
Her book,The Memoirs of Dr. Meir Yoel: An Autobiographical Source on Social Change in Salonika at the Turn of the 20th Century, The Isis Press, Istanbul 2011, was also published in Greek and Judeo-Spanish by Patakis, in Athens, in May 2012.
Finally In June 2015 Patakis published her book on The Holocaust of Greek Jews. This last book has been translated from the Greek original and was published in German by Dietz in October 2016. In July 2020 she also published a book in Greek on Antisemitism on Stage under the title Israel, the same as theater play included which was written by Henry Bernstein (1908) and presented in Salonika in Judeo-Spanish and Greek (1909-1928).
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