I am researching the Brugman family, of Curac,ao, Dutch West Indies,
then of New Orleans and then of Puerto Rico. Mathias Brugman
(1811-1868) was baptised as a Catholic in New Orleans, but as old
men, his sons were seen by a young relative secretly observing
Shabbat in Puerto Rico--this would have been around the turn of
the century. Is anyone doing work on the Dutch Jews in the Caribbean?
Aurora Levins Morales