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Illegal Immigrants Detention Camp

Region: Haifa and surroundings      Category: Historical Museums     

Illegal Immigrants Detention Camp
Illegal Immigrants Detention Camp

The Atlit "Illegal" Immigrant Detention Camp tells the story of the struggle of Jews fleeing Europe (Ma’apilim) from NAZI persecution and death, trying to reach British controlled Palestine, only to be incarcerated in camps similar in appearance to the NAZI camps of Europe. In October 1945, a daring military operation freed the 208 detainees. On the site: a recently purchased ship, similar in size and appearance to those used to transport immigrants to Israel, the notorious disinfection facility, a model of the original camp, restored barracks, a computerized information database and more.


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