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The Old City of Acco (Acre)

Today we visited the old city of Acco (Acre). One stop was the Acco Prison. This prison has a very interesting story. It was used by the Crusaders during the Crusades and the British during the British Mandate. The British imprisoned Underground Jewish movements such as Etzel (Irgun Zva’i Leumi) and Hagana. Many were just kept as prisoners, but a few were hung. Arab POWs were also held at the prison, along with political prisoners. Among the well-known prisoners are Ze’ev Jabotinsky, very important to the Jewish revolt against the British, and Baha’u’llah, very important to the Baha’i faith.

Inside the prison, artifacts from the prisoners are found. Additionally, there are bronze figures of guards, prisoners and visitors to enhance the experience.