How might the Cuban Jewish story shape our attitudes to new immigrants today?
Dr. Mark Goldberg
In 1960, Saúl Ginzburg left Havana and arrived in Miami. Fearing social and economic instability, he joined about 35% of Cuba’s total Jewish population who emigrated to Miami. The arrivals saw themselves as temporary exiles in the United States, waiting to return after Fidel Castro’s fall. Expected to be welcome as a new chapter in a long history of Jewish migration, Cuban Jews instead received closed doors.
Explore the trajectory of Cuban Jews in the 20th century, and the hidden and unpredictable ways in which white supremacy shaped the immigrant experience of members of two overlapping racialized groups—Latinxs and Jews.
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