His grandfather moved there from Germany during the 1920s; his relatives were among the more than 15,000 Jews living in Cuba during the 1940s and 1950s.
Kastenbaum—and you—can use these sites to learn more about tracing Jewish roots in the Caribbean:
- International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Cemetery Project, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea Island Nations
- JewishGen’s Links to Sephardic Web Sites for Caribbean Genealogy
- The Jews of Cuba: The Caribbean, Jewish Gateway to the Americas
- SephardicGen: Caribbean
- Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog Caribbean posts