The Mauritian Shekel: The Story of the Jewish Detainees in Mauritius, 1940-1945

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - 259 pagina's
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"In 1940 thousands of Jews were trying to flee Nazi persecution in Europe. This is the little-known story of a group of 1,600 Jewish refugees who, having escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe, were refused entry into Palestine by the British in 1940 because they were considered "illegal" immigrants. Their deportation after landing in the Promised Land - Eretz, Israel - was unique. As a deterrent to others, they were deported to Mauritius, a remote island in the Indian Ocean. They were detained in a Mauritian prison until the end of the war and were deprived of all basic human rights - even that of family life. This story sheds light on the British government's lack of understanding of the critical problem facing Jewish refugees at that time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Prelude to the Years in Exile
5
Waiting Hoping Formation and Departure of the Convoy
19
From Vienna and Bratislava to the Black Sea
37
Tulcea
45
From Tulcea to Haifa
55
The British Policy on Jewish Immigration to Palestine
77
The Decision to Deport the Passengers of the Atlantic is Irrevocable
91
From Camp Atlit to Mauritius
109
Second Year in Mauritius Life Goes On But the Only Aim is to Leave
159
Third Year in Mauritius Security Measures are Reinforced
187
Fourth Year in Mauritius Breaking the Bonds
203
Free At Last The Return to Palestine
219
Classification of the Detainees by Nationality at the time of landing in Mauritius
235
List of Detainees buried in the Jewish Section of St Martin Cemetery
237
Index of Names mentionned in this Book
241
NOTES
247

Arrival at the Camp in Beau Bassin
123
First Year in Mauritius Organisation of Daily Life
133

Overige edities - Alles weergeven

Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen

Over de auteur (2000)

Genevieve Pitot was born and grew up on the island of Mauritius and now resides in Germany.

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