The Caribbean Island That Saved Hundreds of Refugees From Hitler’s Holocaust, After the Major World Powers Balked

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Lawrence W Reed

“Three years ago, I fished for barracuda and mahi-mahi off Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (see below). I want to go back, not only because the fishing was terrific, but also to climb the highest peak in the Caribbean, the DR’s Pico Duarte. It’s been on my bucket list for at least 20 years. When I visit again, I also want to see sites related to a remarkable humanitarian undertaking this tiny nation embraced some 85 years ago. At a time when Jews were fleeing Nazi Germany and its occupied neighbors of Austria and Czechoslovakia, the far-away Dominican Republic stood virtually alone in opening its doors to the refugees.” (09/05/23)