Chapter 03

Chapter 3 – 1: “A Precious Photograph”


The only photograph our family has of the Wasersztejns from Jedwabne, I learned the back-story from my father. Dressed in their high holiday best, the family trekked to the Rembrandt Studio in Łomża. The photograph (circa 1926) was sent to Motl, who by then was making his way in Havana, Cuba.

Chapter 3 – 2: Map of Cuba: From Havana to Manguito

Mendel discovered that Manguito was quite a distance from Havana as he traveled in an old jalopy from the port city to his new home in the province of Matanzas.

Chapter 3 – 3: “Excerpt: Immigration Act of 1924”

ch3-2In the sixty-eighth Congress of the United States, Session 1, Chapter 190 and in 32 sections, the Immigration Act of 1924 was written into law. This is an excerpt of the opening summary statement of purpose of the Act and, in Section 11, a key provision. The Immigration Act of 1924 (The Johnson-Reed Act) can be accessed from the Congressional Record.