A Mandate to Inform and Entertain: Visiting the Underground Prisoners Museum in Jerusalem

The Underground Prisoners Museum in Jerusalem offers a fascinating insight into the ordeal Jewish freedom fighters faced in the British Mandate jail.

The Underground Prisoners Museum was originally built, in the mid-19th century, to house the streams of Russian Orthodox pilgrims to the Holy Land. The building provided hostel accommodation for female Russian religious travelers (look for the distinct Cyrillic inscription carved into the lintel over the main entrance), but that tourist traffic ended abruptly with the overthrow...