Atlit Museum of Illegal Immigration

Atlit 259x100 Atlit Museum of Illegal ImmigrationThe Museum of Illegal Immigration is located just south of Haifa in Atlit. In the 1930s and 1940s, this detainee camp was a detention center for Jewish immigrants who came in illegally to Israel during the British Mandate period to limit Jewish immigration. Today, visitors enter this area which is now dedicated to the illegal immigrants and their stories of fleeing Nazi persecution throughout Europe, only to reach Israel and be put into a detainee center that looked similar to the concentration camps. Visitors see a model of the original camp, as well as some restored barracks and the reception area where the immigrants were checked in. There is also a memorial to remember the Jewish people who died while on their journey to Israel from Europe.

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