Alejandro Modena

Alejandro Modena's great-great-grandparents were wine dealers in Spain who immigrated to Modena, Italy. They had no permanent last name because in the Jewish tradition a person's last name was taken from the first name of the father. As wine merchants of Modena, they came to be named for their city, and that is how the author got his last name.His parents immigrated to Israel where "Alexander" was born. When he was thirteen they moved again to Cuba. Upon their arrival, immigration authorities...See more