Descendants and Carol Slideshow

Descendants and Carol Slideshow

Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project President Carol Castiel shares the rededication of the Praia cemetery with the descendants of those buried there.

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Praia Restoration Slideshow

Praia Restoration Slideshow

After years of work, in 2013 the Praia cemetery was rededicated after restoration has been completed.

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Olimpio Slideshow

Olimpio Slideshow

"The special union between ancestors and descendants is one of the foundations of the existence of every sound human community aware of its identity." --Vaclev Havel

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Boa Vista Cemetary Slideshow

Boa Vista Cemetary Slideshow

"Care for the dead is the truest form of loving-kindness, since it is given without any expectation of repayment." --Rashi

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Joseph Brigham Slideshow

Joseph Brigham Slideshow

"To remember is to create links between past and present, between past and future. To remember is to affirm man's faith in humanity and to convey meaning to our fleeting endeavors. The aim of memory is to restore its dignity to justice." --Elie Wiesel

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Home Page Slideshow 2

Home Page Slideshow 2

“If I don’t know where I came from, I am lost.” –John Wahnon, Jewish Descendent from Cape Verde

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Home Page Slideshow Slide 3

Home Page Slideshow Slide 3

“We have a deep appreciation for Jewish communities large and small, and this is a unique opportunity to better understand the history of this once-vibrant community—in a place where we would hardly think such a community could exist.” --Daniel S. Mariaschin, B’nai B’rith’s Executive Vice President

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Home Page Slideshow Slide 4

Home Page Slideshow Slide 4

"Our goal is to honor the memory and explore the contributions of the many Sephardic Jewish families who immigrated to Cape Verde from Morocco and Gibraltar in the mid-19th century." --Carol Castiel, President, Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project

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Home Page Slideshow Slide 1

Home Page Slideshow Slide 1

“It is vitally important for this little-known but significant chapter in our history to be told…we feel that the work of the Project can have a significant cultural and economic impact for the Republic of Cape Verde.” –José Maria Neves, Prime Minister, Head of Government, Republic of Cape Verde (2001–Present)

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