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Address: Charlestown, Nevis

The remains of a Jewish community that fled Brazil in the 17th century.

The remains of a Jewish community that fled Brazil in the 17th century.

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This is located quite centrally in Charlestown and is part of the historical picture that has been painted during our visit here.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As my husband and I had a tour of the island I had asked to see the Jewish Cemetery. There was not a lot to see but I was glad I went. The tour guide made the visit more interesting because she knew some history of the Cemetery. Her name is Cavelle and she was like a Encyclopedia.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is located quite centrally in Charlestown and is part of the historical picture that has been painted during our visit here.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Who knew there was a Jewish community in Nevis from the time of the first settlement by Europeans? An interested quick stop and step into history.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a fantastic site that I enjoyed with my kids to show them this forgotten culture in the Caribbean.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We happened to be visiting Nevis during Yom Kippur, so with no synagogue on the island, we decided to visit the Jewish cemetery. It's a small park-like area with a few memorials, but all in all, there's not much to see, nor is it well marked if you wanted to know the history. There is one sign as you enter,... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

I'm always amazed that, despite such a small percentage of the world's population, we've left such a much larger footprint, and being made aware of the past presence of Jews on Nevis made me feel connected. Some of the graves are still legible and date back to the 16-1700's. Also worth a visit is the old synagogue - while boarded... More 

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

It is inconceivable that here is a Jewish cemetery on Nevis. For this reason, visit this mośt intriguing piece of nevitian history. It mis small and takes about 10-30 minutes of your time. .We did a bit of research before heading over . This added a lot.

Thank dnesh
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

what can one say about a cemetary.....unless you are prepared to go and research the history of the Jewish people on the island, visiting here will be a waste of your time.....there are a number of stone chambers all above ground that have tombstones on top. Some have writing which is so worn and weathered that they are meaningless. if... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

The old stones here are fascinating. (Some are nearly 400 years old). It is a short walk from the main street in Charlestown. Connected with the fascination is the mystery of where the synagogue was located. It had to be just a short distance from the cemetery but it has never been located. See if you can figure it out...

Thank braz0s
Chappaqua, New York
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

It is a very small cemetery 6-8 graves in the middle of the city. The graves are from the 1600s so that alone was amazing. You can still make out the names on the gravestones.

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