1942 GB – MAURITIUS …WW2 JEWISH INTERNMENT CAMP… [18103]

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1942 (Jun 13) Plain envelope registered to Miss Sara Klatzko, Det. No. 493, Post Box 1000, Mauritius bearng GB GV1 definitive 6d tied St. John’s Wood NW 8 cds with matching Registration label No 4251 & scarcer Opened By /Censor label (CCSG 111G) & violet triangular Passed By/Censor /B4 /Mauritius handstamp + strange pink red crayon manuscript 3 in a reversed heart shape ………………… Politically the British during WW2 wanted to help the Jews fleeing Europe & uphold a promise of land for them for services provided during WW1 while at the same time keep good relations with the Arabs. The outcome being the British refusal to allow the escaping Jews entry into Palestine & it was decided that the best option would be to detain them at Beau Bassin, Mauritius

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