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Freedom Flights

December 13, 2008

The Miami Herald has just put together a database of passengers that flew over

Freedom Flights Database

from Cuba to Miami in the 1960s. I’ve always known my mom’s family came over in the Freedom Flights, as they were known, and out of curiosity I did a search for them and easily found them all. In the attached screen shot you can see the names of my mom (highlighted) and her brothers and sisters. My grandparents are also on there, but they’re under different surnames. The thought of uprooting your family (of 6 kids), moving to a country where you don’t speak the language, and not only surviving but thriving is amazing to me.

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