A Large Community of Black Jews Lived In Dahomey After WWI

A Large Community of Black Jews Lived In Dahomey After WWI

Source: Blacks Jews The Religious Challenge (Cambridge University Press) 1987, pg. 232 "Closer to our time Dr. J. Krepel noted some time after the First World War, that a large community of Black Jews existed in the interior of Dahomey. These Jews had the five books of Moses written on old parchment in Hebrew."
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1930 Map of Jewish Communities All Over Africa

1930 Map of Jewish Communities All Over Africa

Source: The Lost Tribes A Myth Suggestions Towards Rewriting Hebrew History (Allen H Godbey) 1930 - pg. 266 This map shows the location of Jewish / Israelite communities scattered all over Africa.
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1862 – 1,000 Slaves Collected At Whydah – Parliamentary Papers

1862 – 1,000 Slaves Collected At Whydah – Parliamentary Papers

Source: Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain Parliament House of Commons) 1862 AD - pg. 5 "With regard to the Slave Trade in the Bights, I have heard that, subsequent to the taking of Porto Novo, the King of Dahomey had collected 1,000 slaves at Whydah: that part of the station has, however, been vigilantly watched by our cruizers, and with the exception of a vessel which escaped with a cargo of slaves from the neighbourhood of Whydah in April last, I have not heard of any slaves having been carried away from the Bights of Benin and Biafra.
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In 1827 A.D. , It Was Noted That The Black Jews of Loango Were Possibly Descendants of Portuguese Jews-Their Tombs Are Ornamented With Hebrew Inscriptions

In 1827 A.D. , It Was Noted That The Black Jews of Loango Were Possibly Descendants of Portuguese Jews-Their Tombs Are Ornamented With Hebrew Inscriptions

Source: Universal Geography: Or A Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe, Volume 3 (New York Public Library-A. Finley) 1827 A.D. Note: Page 40 of the source. This source is powerful because once again it asserts and confirms the Portuguese and Spanish Jews were exiled to Africa and that they were black. Another thing to note is the fact that the tombs of the black Jews were ornamented with Hebrew inscriptions.
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Dario Miccoli and Marcella Simoni, Two Lecturers in Modern Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Stated That Some 15th Century A.D. Geographers Labeled The Coast Near Loango as The ‘Gulf of the Jews’

Dario Miccoli and Marcella Simoni, Two Lecturers in Modern Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Stated That Some 15th Century A.D. Geographers Labeled The Coast Near Loango as The ‘Gulf of the Jews’

Source: Homelands and Diaspora: Perspectives on Jewish Culture in the Mediterranean and Beyond (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) 2018 A.D. Note: Page 6 of the source. Note: Page 9 of the source. Note: Page 10 of the source. This source speaks to the Jewish presence on the West Coast of Africa.
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