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Cyprus detention camp collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of banners, stone carvings, flashlights, a compass, and documents relating to the experiences of inmates, primarily Jewish, who were held by the British Army in detention camps on Cyprus after being caught attempting to immigrate into British-mandate Palestine and of British Lieutenant D.P. Grehan, who served as a commanding officer in the camps.
Provenance
The collection was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003.
Date
approximately 1946-approximately 1948
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Cyprus Detention Camps papers

Document | Accession Number: 2003.465.1

Date
1946-1948
Cyprus Detention Camps papers

Carved stone book with a painted map of Cyprus and Palestine acquired by a British officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.2

Geography
creation : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
Date
approximately 1948
1948
Carved stone book with a painted map of Cyprus and Palestine acquired by a British officer

Carved stone book with an inscription made for a British officer by a Jewish internee in Cyprus

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.3

Geography
creation : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
Date
after 1947 March-approximately 1948
Carved stone book with an inscription made for a British officer by a Jewish internee in Cyprus

Heart shaped carved stone ashtray acquired by a British officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.4

Geography
creation : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
Date
after 1947 March-approximately 1948
Heart shaped carved stone ashtray acquired by a British officer

Clip-on Daimon battery operated German flashlight acquired by a British officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.5

Geography
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
manufacture : Berlin (Germany)
Date
after 1947 March-1948
Clip-on Daimon battery operated German flashlight acquired by a British officer

Square clip-on Daimon battery operated flashlight acquired by a British officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.6

Geography
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
manufacture : Berlin (Germany)
Date
after 1947 March-1948
Square clip-on Daimon battery operated flashlight acquired by a British officer

Stein marching compass in a hinged case acquired by a British officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.7

Geography
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
manufacture : Munich (Germany)
Date
after 1947 March-1948
approximately 1939
Stein marching compass in a hinged case acquired by a British officer

Kibbutz Safiach red banner with a Star of David and fleur-de-lis acquired by a British officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.8

Geography
creation : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
Date
after 1947 March-1948

Borochov Group white flag with 2 blue stripes, yellow Star of David and fleur-de-lis acquired by a British officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.9

Geography
creation : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
Date
after 1947 March-approximately 1948 June
Borochov Group white flag with 2 blue stripes, yellow Star of David and fleur-de-lis acquired by a British officer

Hashomer Hatzair white and blue banner for Kibbutz Safiac acquired by a British officer

Object | Accession Number: 2003.465.10

Geography
creation : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
received : Karaolos, British Army and detention camp; Famagusta (Cyprus)
Date
after 1947 March-approximately 1948 June
 
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