Following Evian conference, 1938, a time when openings for Jewish refugees were hard to find, the govt. of Dominican Rep. offered to resettle up to 100,000 Jews. Sosúa, an abandoned banana plantation on the north coast of the island, would become a refuge to hundreds of Jews. Settlers were given resources to cultivate land they were provided & built a thriving town —it still exists today. The story of this Jewish settlement founded in 1940 is in conjunction w/ Sosúa Jewish Museum.