71-years since Jewish camps opened in Cyprus

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71-years since Jewish camps opened in Cyprus
 © FamagustaGazette 2017
THIS WEEK marks the 71st anniversary since the Cyprus Internment Camps for Jews opened their barbed wire gates.

There were a total of 12 camps, which operated from August 1946 to January 1949, and in total held 53,510 people.

The camps were run by the British government for internment of those who had immigrated or attempted to immigrate to Palestine in violation of British policy.

The majority of Cyprus detainees were intercepted before reaching Palestine, usually by...


71-years since Jewish camps opened in Cyprus


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