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Aldo Busot papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2011 Box 1 (11.0001-11.0095), Folder: 11.0028
Identifier: 11.0028

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Aldo Busot, who lived in Cuba during World War II.


  • Created: 2011-2011
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/14/2011


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Aldo Busot was studying law at the University of Havana during the war, from 1942-1947, and provides a very long, in-depth interview describing the Cuban war experience, in particular the support of and close relationship with the United States. He shares personal anecdotes with his interviewer Alejandro Quintana; his brother volunteered with the American Forces in Europe, and when he returned helped found a violent protest group with fellow veteran and activist Emilio Tró. Busot does not remember any rationing and only occasional scarcity of some goods, meat in particular. He shares his opinions of Postwar Cuban politics and ends with his rendition of what happened when Jewish refugees were turned away from Cuba. In comparison to the Perez interview, it can be inferred that Busot came from a different social background, and this colors his interview.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Alejandro Quintano

Method of Acquisition


Aldo Busot papers
Daniel Arenas
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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