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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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Interesting to visit, close to main street it doesn`t take long time. No entrance fee.Lots of information on the boards at the entrance

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Rather unkempt, poor signage. No place to park. Some better explanations of what you are looking at are necessary. Good be very historically interesting if better explained.

Thank Becker1
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Interesting to visit, close to main street it doesn`t take long time. No entrance fee.Lots of information on the boards at the entrance

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Jewish cemetery in Charlestown, Nevis is small, only partially preserved but an interesting snippet of Jewish history in the Americas - unfortunately not much of it is told there but if you look on-line it's well documented, including the fact that Alexander Hamilton did his early schooling in the local Jewish school (as a child born out of wedlock... More 

1 Thank Jerome B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Don't travel too far to see this. We stumbled upon it but it is not really an attraction (funny word used in conjunction with a cemetery). not like say Prague or Paris cemeteries, it's very small. Not sure how those buried being 18th century Jewish makes it an attraction.

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

WHo would have thought that there was a Jewish History here in Nevis? Well maintained cemetery by the Historical Society.

2 Thank Rebecca091
Suva, Fiji
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The history, and importance, of the Jewish settlers in the Caribbean is often overlooked; however, this poignant reminder is a great way of learning more about such. They formed an important part of the commerce classes of these islands during the heyday of the sugar cane trade, when much of the wealth of the British Empire was derived from this... More 

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Nevis historical society has an informative sign at this plot right in town, off the main street. There are a number of very old graves, not terribly well tended, but I suppose that's not surprising given their age, and the lack of a community to tend them. There are two benches, which we sat on for a while and... More 

1 Thank Maria212
Nevis West Indies
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

You will find grave stones from the 1600's written in Portuguese and Hebrew. This cemetery was hidden for years under mounds of bush, however funds were raised and the grass is mowed. It looks very sparse but you will see that it is well visited-as the typical small stones are left on every grave. It is quite walkable from Charlestown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

You would not expect to find a Jewish cemetery on such a small island but there is. The locals know all about it, down to the stones stacked upon the graves

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Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We found the old Jewish cemetery on Nevis fascinating. There are 19 grave markers that survive, from the late 17th and early 18th century. There are readable inscriptions on 15 of these, with Hebrew, Portuguese, and English text. Some of the grave markers also have symbolic engravings. A little of the cemetery is still overgrown with tropical vines with beautiful... More 

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