After having the interviewees’ consent and prior to videotaping, an outline for the recorded interview was designed. It was based on the prospective interviewees' personal characteristics, their personal experiences and memories. In addition, some unscripted questions were asked at the time of the interview.
The outline has a sequential lead to help interviewees to bring back memories that may be quite deep in their inner thoughts. In the interview plan, it was also taken into consideration where the prospective interviewees came from –immigrant– their profession, family, and links with the Cuban Jewish Community.
The interviews were done at the
people's home, others at the Patronato,
Sefaradi and Adath
Israel Congregation. Members of the Jewish
Community from Santa Clara, Camagüey, Campechuela, Guantánamo and Santiago
de Cuba have also shared their stories and anecdotes, as well.
Perhaps, their stories do not constitute scientific evidence for researchers. However, all of them have the value of personal testimonies that demanded the interviewees to recall their most precious memories. Many times, these memories made interviewees emotionally moved, walking down a path once again, to be reunited with their parents and grandparents.