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Writer Kyle Champagne learns about an émigré's courage and about his own fear of living in new and strange cultures.


"Fleeing Europe to Cuba...and the U.S."

story by Kyle Champagne

Virginia's family was turned away at Ellis Island when trying to emigrate when she was six.

A story of courage of a family fleeing Europe in the run-up to WW II and  of a resilience that got them to the United States, but with a stopover in Cuba.