The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter – Atlas Obscura

The Fiedler family poses in front of their home on Tongshan Road. UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM, COURTESY OF ERIC GOLDSTAUB

The Fiedler family poses in front of their home on Tongshan Road. UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM, COURTESY OF ERIC GOLDSTAUB

It’s common knowledge that as Hitler’s bid to rid the world of Jews escalated, so did the world’s refusal to let them in. What’s not well known is that when those borders, ports, doors, windows, and boundaries began shutting Jews out, in part by refusing to issue them visas, Shanghai, though already swollen with people and poverty, was the only place on Earth willing to accept them with or without…

via The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter – Atlas Obscura

6 thoughts on “The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter – Atlas Obscura

  1. Thanks for this one Sarah. I was aware of the Jewish exodus to Shanghai to flee the Nazis. I really appreciated the mention of Peter Max. Peter went to my high school in the 1950s. his family left China after the war and settled in Israel for a few years before moving on to Paris and then Brooklyn. He lived in Bensonhurst, not to far from my house and attended Lafayette. Our school had many children of Jewish Holocaust survivors.
    Funny how paths can cross……….

    Best from Florida.

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