Een mooie database van historische gebouwen en plekken in Suriname;

Uit de bovenstaande tekst;

".. Paira Oendepo, ook wel Letterhoutstomp, is de aanvoerder van de blanke menseneters die de Marowijne was opgevaren en hij heeft geen nek. Zijn mond zit op zijn borst en zijn armen hangen langs zijn oren, die onder zijn oksels zitten. Hij heeft ook ogen in zijn achterhoofd en weet wat er achter zijn rug gebeurt. Met zijn stok van letterhout jaagt hij Indianen uit schuilplaatsen en achtervolgt ze met honden zo groot als tapirs. Hij verbrand de kampen en de Indianen verenigen zich tegen dit wezen. De piaaimannen komen bijeen en roepen de Slangengeest op. De Slangengeest raadpleegt de Geest van de Twee Lichamen, de Dubbelgeest, en de Marowijne-Indianen moeten zich vestigen op een eilandje in de rivier in de buurt van een grote savanne..."

Office Records Suriname 1750 - 1890;


Joden. Portugezen, Geloof en Strijdt... Nederlanders;

De tekst uit de bovenstaande Link;

"In the beginning of the 16th century Jews from Spain (and later on Portugal) were forced by the 'Holy Office of the Inquisition' to become Christian and abandon their Judaism. Many of them moved out to more liberal European countries and cities. Due to the expansion of the non-Iberian powers in the America's by England, France and the Netherlands, many of the Iberian Jewish refugees fled to opportunities in the New World. With the reoccupation of Brazil by the Portuguese in 1654 the Jews left. Since they were considered as experienced planters and traders in tropical agriculture they were heartily welcomed by other governing authorities including Suriname. The Jews were allowed to organize their own administration; to have their own courts, schools, cemeteries; build their synagogues; and to worship on the Saturday (Sabbath). When Suriname came under Dutch rule in 1667 the privileges were continued, but the Jewish plantations began to experience competition from Dutch settlers in the region. Slowly the economic interest of the Jews started to move downstream along the Suriname river. Jodensavanne started to decline and became deserted. A fire of 1832 finished of the existing town. the synagogue was repaired. The last service was held in 1869, where after the building was left and decline started. The site became overgrown by bush and not until the beginning of the Second World War, when among others Dutch Nazis from the Netherlands East Indies were imprisoned at Jodensavanne, the first cleaning and identification actions were undertaken. Financed by the Jewish community of New York, Jodensavanne has again been 'cleaned' from overgrowth and provided with explanatory signs. Also a landing stage for small tourist boats was build. Jodensavanne was placed on the Tentative List of the World Heritage List in 1997 by the Suriname Government. The nomination file is already accepted, a management plan is being made up. Altogether it will be send to the UNESCO in 2007. The back up might not be the specific architecture (all that rests are archaeological remains) but the remembrance of the start of the Jewish Diaspora in the America's. ..."