On Thursday 7th May, our CEO Alex Jacob spoke at the Atlit Memorial service in Haifa. He was chosen to represent CMJ UK and British Church leaders for this special memorial service.
For those who weren’t aware about Atlit: Atlit was a detention camp where Jewish refugees arriving in Israel were detained so they couldn’t enter the land. Like the Jewish refugees of Nazi Germany, when the Jewish people arrived by train, they were made to strip off, were sprayed with a chemical pesticide and told to go into the showers…. Having experienced first-hand this technique used by their Nazi captures, the fear and anxiety of treatment at Atlit would have been horrific.