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Ruth Behar, Letters from Cuba

When: October 22, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Organizer: Ilene Primack
Contact: Marcy Levitt at mlevitt@alperjcc.org
Cost: $10 Florida Series
Summary: The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther joins her father, who has fled to Cuba.
2020-10-22 19:30:00 2020-10-22 21:00:00 America/New_York Ruth Behar, Letters from Cuba The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther joins her father, who has fled to Cuba. (http://jewishmiami.org/events/ruth_behar_letters_from_cuba_) Please refer to event page Ilene Primack mlevitt@alperjcc.org

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The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther joins her father, who has fled to Cuba. Heartbroken to be separated from her beloved sister, Esther writes down everything that happens until they're reunited, both good and bad: the kindness of the Cuban people and her discovery of a valuable hidden talent; the fact that Nazism has found a foothold even in Cuba. Esther's evocative letters are full of her appreciation for life and reveal her determination and rare ability to bring people together, the while striving to get the rest of her family out of Poland. Based on Ruth Behar's family history, this compelling story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the most challenging times.

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