Habana: 1943. Broadside, 8.75 x 6 inches. Minor toning, creasing and foxing, date stamp and pencil markings to upper corner, a few short closed edge tears. Very good. Item #4306
A rare Yiddish language broadside published in Havana, Cuba, announcing a meeting of Jewish youth to be held at the Centro Israelita De Cuba, a Jewish social and cultural center, on June 30, 1943. The broadside invites all the Jewish youth of Havana to the meeting, which was held to discuss plans for an upcoming Fourth of July celebration. The Jewish community of Havana grew throughout the 1920s and '30s as refugees from Eastern Europe settled there, fleeing persecution and unable to immigrate to the United States after passage of the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924. The Centro Israelita De Cuba was the center of Ashkenazi Jewish life in the city during this period. Jewish material from early-20th century Cuba is exceedingly rare in the market.