Jews go to the colonies to create a home and live freely. In the Dutch Caribbean they become complicit in the colonial enterprise, including enslaving Africans. This is not surprising as Jews comprised up to half of the white population in the 18th century. This presence has led to the lie that Jews were disproportionately involved in the slave trade, an antisemitic trope that has damaged relations between Blacks and Jews.
Although Jews were part of the colonizing elite, they were also colonized. They were always 'the Others', no matter how much they tried to belong. This illustrates the contradiction of colonialism and the intersection of racism and antisemitism.
Racism and antisemitism are based on the belief that some people don't belong and will never be at home in a society. The cruel irony of Jewish history, however, is that whatever Jews do to belong, including complicity in the enslavement of others, and to assert that a place is their home too, it doesn't work out.