Humberto Mayol, An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba
ISBN: 0813541891 | edition 2007 | PDF | 316 pages | 7 mb
Yiddish-speaking Jews thought Cuba was supposed to be a mere layover on the journey to the United States when they arrived in the island country in the 1920s. They even called it "Hotel Cuba." But then the years passed, and the many Jews who came there from Turkey, Poland, and war-torn Europe stayed in Cuba. The beloved island ceased to be a hotel, and Cuba eventually became "home."