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Address: Charlestown, Nevis
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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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Cemetery in the city

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2016
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Chappaqua, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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at sea
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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...

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Chappaqua, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We walked the narrow streets of Charlestown and came across the Jewish Cemetery. There are approximately 19 grave sites ranging from the years 1679 to 1730. Many of the graves are in very good condition and you can see the information about the occupants in variations of Hebrew, English and Portuguese. It is quiet reminder of the conditions that required... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

A small grassed area, with a simply explanatory notice. The tombstones are deteriorating. A couple of benches in the centre provide pleasant chade.

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Cobleskill, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

A little tricky to find, but a lovely historical site! Traditional Jewish cemetery, complete with stones on the gravestones, gives another dimension to island history.

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