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Atlit Detainee Camp

Road 721 | Atlit, Atlit 30300, Israel
+972 4-984-1980
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Graphically documents a little-known piece of history

Atlit is a detention camp where "illegal" Jewish immigrants fleeing from the Nazi holocaust were... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Providence_RITom
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New Haven, Connecticut
A kind of sanctuary for those who survived

This camp was set up by the British during the Mandate, so that every person who was captured... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Sally G
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London, United Kingdom
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Road 721 | Atlit, Atlit 30300, Israel
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Atlit is a detention camp where "illegal" Jewish immigrants fleeing from the Nazi holocaust were incarcerated during the British mandate. You'll see the bunkers they lived in and the showers they were "disinfected" in, and the entire camp is bordered with barbed wire. There is...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This camp was set up by the British during the Mandate, so that every person who was captured trying to enter the country without papers, could be held until they were given the necessary permission to remain. For the survivors, it must have been a...More

Thank Sally G
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I didn't know what to expect when our tour group visited this place. It looked like a P.O.W. camp - bleak, unattractive, desolate - rimmed by barbed wire and watchtowers. Then, our guide began his talk, and my eyes were opened to the horrifying revelation...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Very educational.Easy to understand and follow.Very nice guide.The boat was exceptional.We really got the feel of the era and hardships of the journey.

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Be sure to arrange a tour with a guide that speaks your language. Their input and knowledge adds much to what would be looking at the remains of a camp which interred survivors holocaust horrors.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We stayed in a boutique hotel, Pina Balev, in Rosh Pina, and popped to Haifa for a visit. Yaniv and Kobi (Pina Balev) had booked for us the English tour (there is one daily). The guide was great, the tour was very informative and the...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

A lesser known site to visit but we highly recommend going, especially relevant to what is happening with refugees today. It is located near the Coastal Road, north of the town of Atlit. We were lucky to have a taxi for the day so could...More

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

As we walked through the gates at Atlit, we had a flashback to the concentration camps we visited in Europe. We could easily imagine how the detainees felt when they were brought to the "shower room" to be fumigated, deloused and and offered showers. It...More

Thank MissMem
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

A very moving experience. The docent that toured the facilities with our tour group brought to life the horrors, and triumphs of these imprisioned emigre's.

Thank Daniel R
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Toured a camp where immigrants were detained and held when they arrived in Palestine. Also toured a ship showing how people arrived in Israel in 1945.

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Diane M
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Response from SkyeWanderer777 | Reviewed this property |
Look online for The Council for Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel. They list an email and telephone number for Atlit. I would have provided it here except that TripAdvisor does not allow contact information to be... More
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Response from LondonTraveller848 | Reviewed this property |
HELLO, when I visited I called and was told that visits must be arranged in advance. They had quite a few tours so it was not a problem. I suggest you call them now / when you arrive in Israel. I found two numbers online... More
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