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Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

U.S. Immigration Restrictions Resulted in the First Community of Yiddish-Speakers in Cuba

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José Altshuler, Cuban engineer of Jewish origin, discusses how his parents immigrated from Europe to Cuba in order to go to the US, but ended up forming part of the first Jewish community in Cuba.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with José Altshuler.

This excerpt is in Spanish.

José Altshuler was born in Milena del Sur, Cuba in 1929.