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Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels

May 13 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels
(2017, documentary, English, 46 minutes)

At a time when most countries shut their doors to Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe, Cuba was one of the only options for escape. Marion Finkels Kreith, then fourteen, was among those who made it to Havana and found work to support their families in a newly transported trade: diamond polishing. Journey back to 1940’s Havana, a tumultuous, heart breaking, and intoxicating time, as first hand survivor accounts reveal this barely known Holocaust refugee success story.

Directors: Robin Truesdale, Judy Kreith

View the trailer here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest, Ruth Behar, Ph.D. joins us to speak briefly before the film, and host a Q&A after the film. To learn more about Dr. Behar, click here.

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organizer

Karen Freedland
Phone:
17349710990
Email:
karenfreedland@jccannarbor.org

Venue

Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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