Curacao

  • Jewish Leader in Curacao Dead; Served As Consul for Sweden, Guatemala

    Jose Maduro, a prominent Jewish banker, died here at the age of 71. He served as consul here for the governments of Sweden and Guatemala, Mr. Maduro was the founder 12 years ago of the world-famous midget town known as Madurodam in The Hague in commemoration of his son, George, who was killed in 1940… More ▸

  • Two Old Synagogues Merge in Curacao; Jewish Population Totals 1,000

    The 310-year-old Mikveh Israel Synagogue and the 99-year-old Reform Temple Emanuel here have been merged. The Mikveh Israel synagogue has followed the Sephardi ritual. The two congregations will use the older Mik-veh Israel synagogue and the Reconstructionist rituals. The entire Jewish population of Curacao numbers about 1,000 More ▸

  • Jewish Historical Museum to Be Built in Capital of Curacao

    A Jewish historical cultural museum is to be built in Willemsted, Curacao, in the Caribbean, it was announced here today. The museum will be built with funds provided by Willemstad’s three Jewish congregations, on the site of the old synagogue established in 1780. More ▸

  • Jews in Curacao Lauded on 300th Anniversary by Dutch

    The population of this Dutch island of Curacao is paying tribute to the small number of Jewish families residing here, in connection with the completion of 300 years of Jewish settlement on the island. The Dutch section of the population especially emphasizes the important contributions which these Jewish families and their ancestors have made to… More ▸

  • Atrocities Against Jews Assailed at Curacao Meeting

    The Governor of this Dutch Island, Pieter Kasteel, and Msgr. Pieter Verriet, the Catholic Bishop of Curacao, were the principal speakers at a meeting here yesterday to protest the extermination of European Jewry. Leaders of the Jewish community also spoke. Jewish-owned businesses remained closed all day and the synagogues were crowded with worshippers who offered… More ▸

  • Warburg Thanks Netherlands Government for Admitting Refugees to Curacao

    Gratitude to the Netherlands Government for admitting the refugee passengers aboard the S.S.Cabo de Hornos to the island of Curacso and thus saving them from being returned to Europe, was expressed today in a statement issued by Edward M. M. Warburg, Chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee which made the arrangement with the Netherlands authorities… More ▸

  • Curacao Jews Seek Permanent Home for Refugees in Dominican Republic

    A representative of the Jewish Committee in Curacao has left by plane to negotiate with the Dominican Republic Resettlement Association for admission to the Jewish agricultural colony in the Dominican Republic of the Jewish refugees who were given temporary haven here. Patrick H. Malin, of the International Immigration Service, meanwhile, has arrived in Curacao from… More ▸

  • 86 Wandering Refugees Land at Curacao, Dutch Government Reports

    The Netherlands government here today announced that the 86 Jewish refugees on the steamer Cabo de Hornos have landed at Curacao, Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela. Among the passengers who have spent several weeks living under appalling conditions aboard the vessel are eighteen refugees from Poland, seven from Belgium, twenty-six from Czechoslovakia, seven… More ▸