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Finca Paso Seco, a Jewish refugee camp in Cuba

Talk by Steven Baumann

Baumann is a doctoral student at Temple University. His interest
in the history of the American Friends Service Committee,
originating in the Society of Friends (Quakers) movement, led
him to the study of Finca Paso Seco, a refugee camp outside
of Havana, Cuba. It was established by the American Friends
Service Committee and supported by the Jewish organization
JOINT Distribution Committee. Baumann’s examination of
the local and transnational, political and cultural aspects of the
refugee camp’s everyday operation highlights the rarely told
history of Jewish refugees in Cuba prior to World War II. During
his tenure as a fellow, Baumann studies the Price Library’s rich
offerings on the Jewish experience in Cuba, primarily focusing
on newspapers.

Monday, August 27, 2018
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Judaica Suite, 2nd floor of Smathers Library (Library East)

Event Organizer

Barbara Hood