Letter from Cuba – Part V

(This post is a continuation of my father’s letter from Cuba explaining his “reason for emigration,” which he wrote in Cuba in 1938-9. This is part 5 of 10.) Our requested (or demanded) sum for the properties at Metzstrasse 5 and Rennbahn 6 and 7 was...

Letter from Cuba – Part IV

(This post is a continuation of my father’s letter explaining his “reason for emigration,” which he wrote in Cuba in 1938-9. More excerpts to come…) Due to these circumstances we broke off our honeymoon early and arrived home again March 30....

Letter from Cuba – Part III

(This post is a continuation of my father’s letter explaining his “reason for emigration,” which he wrote in Cuba in 1938-9. More excerpts to come…)   My sister, Alice, tried to convince us, on her many trips to Paris, to sell everything and...

A Letter from Cuba – Part II

(This post is a continuation of my father’s letter explaining his “reason for emigration,” which he wrote in Cuba in 1938. More excerpts to come…)   Surprisingly, our earnings increased from month to month, so that, unfortunately, familiarizing...

A Letter from Cuba – 1938

REASON FOR EMIGRATING:  Adolf Hitler comes into power. January 1, 1933, Adolf Hitler is named “German President from Hindenburg to Chancellor of the Republic”. The German people cheer and celebrate, fireworks, torchlight processions. In short, Germany has awakened!...