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Mauritius: The Jewish Museum of Saint-Martin will open its doors at the end of 2014




The chapel of Saint-Martin in Beau-Bassin in the center of Mauritius will host a museum by the end of the year 2014, and this, near the Jewish square of the cemetery of the place which hosts hundreds of gravestones of former Jewish prisoners.
 
Thus since last week, the chapel of Saint-Martin is in development for the installation of this memorial memory built in a part of the building. The plate of the Jewish Museum has already was affixed, as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.
 
The Jewish community of the island via the Island Hebrew of Mauritius, wanted to build not far from the Jewish square of the cemetery of Saint-Martin a museum as a tribute to their ancestors who died far from the promised land of Israel.
 
As a reminder, during the 1940s thousands of Jews fleeing the Nazi barbarism were deported from Palestine in the port of Haifa, by the British authorities and were detained for some in prison conditions in the jail of Beau-Bassin in Mauritius.
 
126 Jewish detainees on the 2,000 inmates of the Hebrew believers found death in Mauritius as reason of atrocious suffering, victims of deprivation and other tropical diseases.



Fabrice François


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