Salsa in the synagogue: exploring Cuba’s fading Jewish community on The Economist 1843 Magazine

The Economist 1843 asked me to join Lara Feigel in Cuba for their feature “Salsa in the Synagogue” which follows her dad’s journey from Antwerp to the island in the 50s. As a 9 year-old who grew up hidden during WW2 and who’s parents were sent to concentration camps, the arrival to a sunny tropical island left a profound mark on his memories. Together we traced his steps visiting the Synagogue’s he used to go, their old neighbourhood and the beach that caught Marcel’s heart, where he swam, exultant, some 70 years later.

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