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A photo of an American family in the colony from the 19th century

The American Colony in Jerusalem was a colony in Jerusalem. It was established by an American and Swedish Christian utopian group in 1881. During the British Mandate of Palestine, the colony was occupied by Jordan until the Six-Day War in 1967.

The cemetery of the colony is located in the National Garden of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Mount Scopus.

  • Album MIZPAH: Publication of an album which was given to Herbert Samuel by the members of the American Colony in 1925. Israel State Archives site: https://www.archives.gov.il/NR/exeres/9AAD16DC-F305-48EC-8EAF-47D012A7A578,frameless.htm?NRMODE=Published


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