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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Boer War Jews held as POW's in Ceylon

Over eighty Jews are listed as having been captured during the [Boer] war and the majority of those were held in POW camps, some in Cape Town and Natal and the remainder in Ceylon (14), St Helena (9), Bermuda (7) and India (7). Three Jews, Simon Gettleson, ‘Sunday’ (possible ‘Sender’ or ‘Zundel’) Davidson and E Cohen, died in captivity. Gettleson left a number of painted seashells, made during his last days on Ceylon, and these are now housed, in the Museum of the Boer Republics in Bloemfontein.

Extracted from Source: http://www.jewishgen.org/Safrica/commando.htm

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