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The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation far off the Southeast African coast in the Indian Ocean, located 500 miles east of Madagascar. Mauritius was a Dutch possession from 1638, then French from 1715 (who subsequent named it Île de France), and then British from 1810, who reverted to the name Mauritius. It was granted independence from the UK in 1968, initially retaining the British monarch as head of state, and in 1992 it adopted a republican constitution and became the Republic of Mauritius.

 

MAURITIUS - THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

A small Jewish expatriate community exists on the island, as does a Jewish Cemetery in the village of Bambous with graves of around 135 refugees denied entry into Palestine and interned by the British on the Island during 1940-1945. Courtesy of This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [June 2000]

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