Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana
Marion Kreith was fourteen when she and her family fled Nazi-occupied Europe and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to safety in Cuba. Refugees who made it to Havana, including young Marion, found work to support themselves and their families in a newly transported trade: diamond polishing. Firsthand survivor accounts take us back to 1940s Havana – an era at once tumultuous, heartbreaking, and intoxicating – to reveal an immigration success story.
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Miriam Levinson, owner of Great Time Tours. Miriam was born in Cuba and came to the United States at the age of 10. She returned to Cuba for the first time in 2001 and has lead over 200 missions for JCCs and other agencies around the country. Great Time Tours is the official tour agency for JCC Chicago.
- Directors: Robin Truesdale and Judy Kreith
- United States, 2017
- 47 minutes