Passport to Peoplehood: The Caribbean
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Articles about The Caribbean
A selection of articles from our Jewish Diversity Archive, the world’s largest online archive of material about ethnically and racially diverse Jews. Explore the archive >
Some put down roots, some moved on and many were interned. The story of Jews' flights to the Caribbean is still echoed in the tales told by today's migrants.
A tightly-knit Jewish community whose members escaped the Spanish Inquisition and survived Castro’s revolution is there to stay, despite the challenges and uncertain future on the island.
It’s hard to imagine that at one time, this tiny island, so far from the cobblestone streets of Portugal, the canals of Amsterdam and the shtetls of Eastern Europe, had the largest Jewish population in the Americas.
Fleeing anti-Semitism in Europe, Jews found unexpected shelter on the island of Curaçao.
Ships called the ‘Queen Esther,’ the ‘Prophet Samuel’ and the ‘Shield of Abraham’ roamed the high seas.
Curaçao became a quasi-independent country Oct. 10, 2010, making it one of the world’s 195 recognized countries, according to the U.S. State Department.
Under the title “An American Island, Which Is Almost a Jewish State,” the Spanish periodical “Nuestra Raza” (Our Race) publishes an article on the history of the Jewish community on the island of Curacao.