Tags: Cuba

The Golem of Havana

The Golem of Havana tells the story of a Hungarian-Jewish family who escaped the Holocaust and are now living in Batista’s Havana on the brink of the Cuban Revolution. When their maid’s son, a guerrilla fighter, is injured, they must choose between protecting him and guarding their first fragile grasp on prosperity since their arrival. The Golem of Havana weaves together the music and traditions of two worlds, asking questions about family, community, religion, and politics.

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

As the tropical island begins to work its magic on him, the young refugee befriends a local girl with some painful secrets of her own. Yet even in Cuba, the Nazi darkness is never far away . . .Escaping from Nazi Germany to Cuba in 1939, a 11-year-old Jewish refugee dreams of finding his parents again, befriends a local girl with painful secrets of her own, and discovers that the Nazi darkness is never far away. When Cuba enters the war on the American side, their friendship is threatened.