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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 OillegalO 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 governmentOs lack of understanding of the critical problem of Jewish refugees at that time.
About the Author: Genevieve Pitot was born and grew up on the island of Mauritius and now resides in Germany.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780742508552
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Depth: 13
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 13 mm
  • Weight: 353 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0742508552
  • Publisher Date: 18 Oct 2000
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 226 mm
  • No of Pages: 272
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: The Story of Jewish Detainees in Mauritius, 1940-1945
  • Width: 150 mm

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