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by Wim Klooster

In the same years in which Jews were elected to the Dutch national assembly (the Batavian Convention), Jews on Curaçao were characterized in a letter received on the island in an unmistakably anti-Semitic way.

Mikvé Israël-Emanuel Synagoge, Willemstad, Curaçao / foto © Aart G. Broek

The author was the prominent French official Victor Hugues, based in Guadeloupe. Two elders of the local Jewish community responded with a letter that shows a remarkable assertiveness, probably facilitated by the emancipation of Jews in the Dutch metropole.

Please, continue reading here: Klooster W_Jewish Curacaoan response to French antisemitism in 1798_NWIG 2018


on 10.05.2018 at 6:49
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