Caribbean novelists and poets such as Michelle Cliff, Maryse Condé, Caryl Phillips, and Derek Walcott explore connections between Jewish and African diaspora experiences of persecution and displacement. Why does Jewishness emerge as a key reference point for these writers? How do two Jewish historical traumas in particular, the Sephardic expulsion and the Holocaust, figure in the literature of Caribbean decolonization? How have Caribbean writers approached the vexed question of the relationship of Jews to transatlantic slavery? How do their texts creolize Holocaust memory?