Jodensavanne, Suriname

Jodensavanne (Jew’s Savannah) was a virtually autonomous settlement established by Sephardic Jews fleeing from the Inquisition in the 1660s. It was a formal agricultural community in Suriname that used slaves to maintain sugarcane plantations. Located in Para, about 50 km south from the capital Paramaribo, it is positioned along the right bank of the Suriname river. Due to economic decline, the community relocated to the capital.


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