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Historical notes on the Jews in Trinidad

Identifier: SC42

Scope and Contents

These personal accounts, written in the 1930s, look back to the period of Jewish presence in Trinidad from about 1932 to the early war years and the Jewish emigration as a result of the annexation of Austria by the Nazis. They were written for the purpose of making a record of these earlier years of the Jewish Community in Trinidad. A list of names or families extant when the account by Mrs Yufe was written is detailed in the correspondence.


  • 1930

Biographical / Historical

Hans John Stecher and his family were among the Jews who arrived in Trinidad as refugees from Vienna, Austria after the occupation of Austria by Germany in 1938.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mr. Hans John Stecher made copies available to Ursula Raymond, retired librarian. She donated them to The University of the West Indies.


  • Trinidad Guardian Sunday Magazine, "My boyhood in an island prison: A Jewish refugee's bittersweet memories", by Hans "John" Stecher, August 1, 1999 p.6.
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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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