History of the jodensavanne
Stories of Jodensavanne
Database of Cemeteries
Iconography of tombstones
What makes Jodensavanne unique?
Facts of the Jodensavanne
Other places of interest
Early Jews in Suriname
The first mention of Jewish colonists arriving in Suriname goes back to the beginning of the seventeenth century in the 1630s, but clearly confirmed is that Jews came...
Jewish Colonization: 1661 -1832
In 1664 around two hundred Sephardic Jews arrived from Cayenne, which was captured by the French from the Dutch. The leader of the first Jewish...
Demise of Jodensavanne: Late 1770's
The late 1770s marked a turning point in Suriname’s plantation economy. A series of factors were responsible for a long period of economic...
The great negligence: 1865 – 1968
This 140-year period is symbolized by great negligence though there were some flashes of attention for the area. In the beginning of the nineteenth century...
The Renaissance: 1968-1996
After several initiatives to clean up the site during the 20th century, the founding of the Joden Savanne Foundation took place in October...
Regrettably, almost all preservation efforts of the 1970s have been wasted, as a consequence of the start in 1986 of a civil war in the Interior of Suriname...
Negligence Once Again (Civil War):
The Revival: 1998 – present
Guido Robles, the visionary and devoted first president of the revived Jodensavanne Foundation, joined by some other determined individuals and NGO’s...