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Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery

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Jewish cemetery - a very sad part of history

When the British protectorate in Palestine refused access to becoming Erez israel they created a... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
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The Last Brother

I was given a copy of The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah for Christmas by my partner as we were... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
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22 Nov 2018
“Jewish cemetery - a very sad part of history”
9 Mar 2018
“The Last Brother”
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

When the British protectorate in Palestine refused access to becoming Erez israel they created a lifelong nightmare to approximately 1600 Jewish inhabitants of austrian and german background who tried to escape and flee from the nazi regime and emigrated. The brits used the Island of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I was given a copy of The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah for Christmas by my partner as we were booked to go on holiday to Mauritius. Decided to start reading it as I was over there and discovered the very sorry story of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This new museum just opened to the public in 2015. Tells the unbelievable story of 1600 Jewish detainees who were deported from Israel and held in Mauritius from 1940-1945. 128 of the detainees died during this period and were buried in the Jewish cemetery in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank SkiMaster2010
Reviewed 30 March 2017

When I decided to visit Mauritius, an Israeli friend told me about the Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe who not permitted to land in Palestine and were detained on Mauritius for the duration of the war. The cemetery is part of the St Martin Christian...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We first visited the cemetery, not realising that the museum was open. We did not know the opening hours. It was very moving seeing the different graves, mainly of detainees but also of children and a few more recent graves. The notices at the entrance...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The Jewish Detainees Museum and Cemetery is definitely worth a visit and I am glad we took the time to go there. The small museum is located in a chapel at the entrance to the Saint Martin Cemetery. It tells the story of 1600 Jewish...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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