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Dominican Haven|Marion A. Kaplan
Dominican Haven : The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosua, 1940-1945
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Overview

This is the story of a small group of Jews, who, fleeing for their lives from Nazi persecution, found a welcoming haven in the Dominican Republic. The settlers arrived amid lush, tropical vegetation and could only describe this refuge as paradise. But they faced daunting problems. Middle-class, urban Europeans, they needed to learn a new language and acquire new skills while adjusting to a new climate and worrying about loved ones left behind in Europe. They created a Jewish community with a synagogue, built a school, and a thriving dairy industry, working side by side with Dominicans in an atmosphere that was distinguished by its lack of Anti-Semitism.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780971685932
  • ISBN-10: 0971685932
  • Publisher: Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Publish Date: February 2008
  • Dimensions: 8.92 x 6.32 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.57 pounds
  • Page Count: 255