The history of the name of Project 151
The name of Project 151 derives from the old name of the neighborhood. “Settlement 151” was located in that area before WWII. It was created after the great fire of 1917, with the unification of 50 plots, bought by the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, to house fire victims who had been left homeless. The center of the Settlement was at the intersection of Papanastasiou and Kleanthous streets. It was the largest settlement of fire victims and had about 7,000 inhabitants. Its name came from the Italian military hospital “0151” that was located in the area during World War I, when the “Army of the East” was stationed in Thessaloniki.