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OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST

Military Post Jodensavanne and the Cordon of Defense
 

To maintain order and safety within the colony, regional or rural militias (consisting of civil persons) were established. Every civil militia was assigned a specific region and the militia of that region was named a divisie (divison). One such regional civil militia included a Jewish...

The Jodensavanne Concentration Camp

During World War II, Jodensavanne was used as an internment camp for a group of alleged Dutch Nazi sympathizers (National Socialist Movement NSB) brought over from Indonesia. They were interned for five years...

Cassipora, Powakka and Pierrekondre
 

These Indigenous villages within the area have expressed to understand impacts regarding developments in Jodensavanne. Cassipora is a very old village - 1625 - around 20 km East from Redi Doti. These indigenous were probaby the first...

The Copie Nature Reserve and the Copie village

The Copie Nature Reserve, which is located in the north-eastern part of the area, was established in 1986 and includes archaeological and historical traces from pre-Columbian and colonial times. It is around 28.000 ha and a category IV, IUCN protected area...

Klaaskreek Saamaka Village

The Klaaskreek village is a transmigration settlement of Saamaka Maroons, who were forced to leave their ancestral lands when the Brokopondo Lake was created after the construction of the hydro dam, some kilometers upstream of Jodensavanne. There are clear links...