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Tropical diaspora : the Jewish experience in Cuba

Author: Robert M Levine; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©1993.
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For the generations of Jews who immigrated to Cuba after 1900, the experience was bittersweet. Cuba welcomed immigrants long after the United States shut its doors to them in 1924, particularly refugees from Nazism. Yet the story of Cuban Jewry also includes the tragic 1939 drama of the SS St. Louis, turned away from Havana and the United States with its cargo of German-Jewish refugees still aboard, a propaganda  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Levine; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 081301218X 9780813012186
OCLC Number: 27726166
Description: xvii, 398 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Diaspora in the Tropics --
2. The Immigrant Generation --
3. Refugees from Nazism --
4. The SS St. Louis Incident --
5. The War Years --
6. "La Gloria Eres Tu" --
7. A Second Diaspora --
8. Lessons of the Cuban Jewish Experience --
Appendix: Estimates of the Size of Cuba's Jewish Population, 1910-1992.
Responsibility: Robert M. Levine.
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For the generations of Jews who immigrated to Cuba after 1900, their experience was bittersweet. Levine collected photographs and interviewed nearly 100 Cuban-Jewish immigrants for this book, which  Read more...

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