Review: TROPICAL SECRETS by Margarita Engle

Becky from Becky’s Book Reviews read Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba by Margarita Engle for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s a little of what she had to say:

I don’t know about you, but I’d certainly never heard about Cuba in regards to the Holocaust. It’s interesting to see how this one island, small in size especially when comparing it to Canada and the United States, was able to provide some shelter to Jews fleeing Hitler. In the author’s note she shares, “Despite tragedies and scandals, Cuba accepted 65,000 Jewish refugees from 1938 to 1939, the same number that was taken in by the much larger United States during the same time period. Overall, Cuba accepted more Jewish refugees than any other Latin American nation.”

This book is fascinating. It’s absorbing. Read. This. Book.

Read the entire review here.

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