Cuba

  • Capt. Steinberg, Veteran of Spanish Cuban War, Dies in Cuba

    Captain Joseph Steinberg, veteran of the Spanish-Cuban war, died here this week at the age of 80. He was buried in the Jewish cemetery with military honors. Born in Rumania, he came to the United States as a child with his parents who settled in Tampa, Florida. He financed the Cubans in Tampa in their… More ▸

  • President Batista of Cuba Receives Henry Morgenthau

    Henry Morgenthau Jr., noted American Jewish leader, was received today by President Batista, and discussed various matters with him. No statement was issued on their talk. Mr. Morgenthau is spending his vacation at Varadero, a Cuban resort. More ▸

  • Havana Jews to Plant Forest in Israel in Memory of Cuban Hero

    The Jewish community here has decided to plant a forest in Israel to be named after Jose Marti, who liberated Cuba from the Spaniards. The centenary of Marti’s birth is now being celebrated in Cuba and throughout Latin America. The forest will be planted by the Jewish National Fund in cooperation with Jewish organizations here…. More ▸

  • Cuba Appeals to U.N. Leaders Against Soviet Anti-semitism

    Dr. Miguel Angel Campa, Cuban Foreign Minister, today transmitted to all foreign diplomats stationed here a copy of the Cuban Government’s resolution condemning the anti-Jewish campaign in the countries behind the Iron Curtain. He also appealed to leaders of the free world and delegates to the United Nations to do everything possible to put an… More ▸

  • Dr. Goldmann Arrives in Havana to Launch United Israel Appeal

    Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, has arrived here in connection with the proclamation of the United Israel Campaign for 1953. The campaign will be opened at a banquet honoring Dr. Goldmann on January 17. Dr. Goldmann was met at the airport by the Israel Consul and leaders of the Zionist movement… More ▸

  • President of Cuba Lauds Jews for Their Devotion to Country

    The people of Cuba are well aware of, and grateful for, the contribution the Jews have made to the cultural, economic and industrial development of the country, General Fulgencio Batista, President of Cuba, told Dr. Henry Shoskes, HIAS representative, it was reported today by HIAS headquarters here. General Batista also lauded the 7,000 Jews of… More ▸

  • J. N. F. Acquires Land in Emek from Arab Residing in Cuba

    The aquisition by the Jewish National Fund of 2,300 dunams (575 acres) of land in the Emek, in Israel, from an Arab now residing in Cuba, was announced here today by T. Resnikoff, director of the J.N.F. office for Central America. A loan of $40,000 was raised among Jews in Cuba to make possible the… More ▸

  • Israel Opens Consulate in Havana

    The first Israel consulate in Cuba was opened here officially this week-end, S.M. Kaplan, leader of the United Zionist Council and editor of the Yiddish newspaper Havaner Leben, was appointed consul general. More ▸

  • Remains of Jewish Youth Killed in Korea Returned to Cuba

    The remains of Corporal Isaac Bandar, a Cuban Jewish youth who died in Korea while serving in the United States Army, were brought here today on the vessel Siboney, at the request of his parents. Bandar was resident in the U.S. when he joined the army. He was killed in action last May. just 12… More ▸