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"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.