Atlit Detainee Camp

Atlit Detainee Camp: Address, Phone Number, Atlit Detainee Camp Reviews: 4.5/5

Atlit Detainee Camp
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RJvacations
Newton, MA147 contributions
A sad time in history so we’ll shared
Jan 2020 • Couples
Having read Anita Diamant’s book about this “camp” I was inspired to visit the site. It was a very rainy day, and we were the only visitors. We were assigned our own guide. She was excellent, the films were excellent, the reproduction of parts of the space were excellent, and the telling of this WWII period was beautifully and sadly shared.
Written January 16, 2020
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Sunshine34500
West Orange, NJ2,080 contributions
Historical visit
Dec 2019 • Family
Walking through, seeing the barracks, barbered wires, cots, etc.. for post Holocaust Survivors, sent chills down my spine. To think that people were kept here by the British, is unfathomable. They went from one jail to another. Poignant and sad.
Written December 30, 2019
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Lara G
Clifton, NJ21 contributions
Educational and Fun
Aug 2019
This was a particularly great way to teach an important piece of Zionist history, with creative elements and room to run for kids.

The tour of the camp in Atlit has several stations where a guide explains all the different facets of the camp where the British interred many thousands of Jews who were trying to immigrate to Eretz Yisrael before and during and after the Holocaust, up until the founding of the state.

The recreated bunk houses, a ship that brought the immigrants, the disinfecting building -- These are staged realistically to show what life was like there.

I think it's an especially powerful way to give over this information to children in a way that is meaningful and relevant -- The grounds are beautiful and there is room to run around and have a picnic, so it's not stuffy as some other "educational" sites.

One caveat is that although the tour is about 1.5 hours, because it is spread out and was super hot the day we went, I recommend carring water with you.
Written August 27, 2019
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Herman M
Los Angeles, CA68 contributions
Must see
Jul 2019 • Family
Great tour and multimedia show Must see an experience and you feel like you were in the boats with the immigrants. Great for kids from 12 up.
Written July 15, 2019
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16 contributions
Very surprising visit to Atlit
Apr 2019 • Family
Very spontaneously we decided to stop off at Atlit on our way home from Haifa and it was a real treat! The boat especially has a very high tech show to tell the story and give you the feel of coming to Israel as an illegal immigrant. Vey recinmeded
Written April 24, 2019
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michbergman
Brooklyn, NY39 contributions
Overlooked gem! History in the making!
Jan 2019 • Couples
How many times have I been to Israel???? (and my daughter and family live there!)
But it took an Israeli cousin to take us for a day of travel to the Atlit Detention Camp, up north. What a fascinating place! the introductory film is excellent, as are the staff. You learn a portion of British history that is vital to understanding the birth of Israel. Can you imagine that survivors of the Holocaust, having made it to Israel, only to be arrested and taken to Atlit were taken in cattle cars??!! Yes, OK, these had benches, but really!
So even if you are an experienced traveler to Israel, this is an excellent place to go.
Written February 1, 2019
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AfricanStay
Jerusalem, Israel29 contributions
Atlit Detainee Camp puts the Britch occupation of Israel into perspective.
Nov 2018
You need to book a tour and specifiy the language. You need at least 1.5hours to see and hear the story and its really well worth a visit. The video presentations are superb and the explanations are clear although quite harrowing. I think our guide wasn't as well informed as I'd have liked.
Written November 22, 2018
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Wordwoman54
Hawthorne, NY30 contributions
Moving but Regrettably Overlooked
Oct 2018 • Friends
Just a few weeks ago, I was privileged to visit sacred ground: The Atlit Detainee Camp in Atlit, Israel. Here many Jewish refugees were detained when they tried to return to their historic and religious homeland following World War II. What really got to me was how much this camp resembled Hitler's death camps in looks, though not purpose or practice. How disheartening and frightening this must have been for the refugees, many of whom feared they had escaped one tortuous place only to be captured in another. Such was not the reality, though this spartan camp was where they were held, in some cases for five years, before they were allowed to settle in pre-State of Israel Palestine. Well worth a visit!
Written November 3, 2018
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Annette M
Los Angeles, CA1,362 contributions
A fascinating chapter of Israeli history
Oct 2018 • Friends
Atlit Detainee Camp was operated by the British from 1938 until Israel became a country. During and after the Holocaust, Jews from Europe were seeking a safe haven. They tried to come to the Holy Land. Palestine was controlled by the British. The British blocked Jews from coming to this part of the world. When they did come and were captured by the British, they were put in detainment camps. There is not much left from the camp, barbed wire fences, guard towers, a few barracks, a recreated ship, some transportation equipment, but it is a must visit, to understand this very sad and important chapter of Jewish history. I had an outstanding tour guide who related the history of the camp. The camp held 60,000 people. There are also several well done video presentations along the tour. The tour takes about an hour. Wear comfortable shoes.
Written October 21, 2018
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rafishachar
120 contributions
An important part of the history of the Jewish people
Aug 2018 • Couples
Is very eye-opening and important to see how the miserable Jewish refugees from Europe were treated by the anti-semitic British authorities who were in control of our land after the Holocaust. From one concentration ca. mp into another. But at least this one was in our own land and eventually we managed to Faust the British persecutors. The site itself sadly is underdeveloped and needs a lot of work but still it's important to see.
Written August 12, 2018
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