14 2015

Intersections: Jewish Life in Shanghai during World War Two

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC 6184 Ash Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3G9

Contact Michael Schwartz

Daniel Kalla, author of the books "The Far Side of the Sky" and "Rising Sun, Falling Shadow" paints for us a picture of Jewish community life in wartime Shanghai.

Seeking refuge from the persecution unfolding at home, European Jews sought refuge wherever they could. Remarkably, Japanese-occupied Shanghai emerged as an option. Where there had been 26 families before 1933, by just a decade later, their population had ballooned to 18,000.

"Embassies were closing their doors all over, and countries, including the United States, were closing their borders... It started as a rumor in Vienna. 'There's a place you can go where you don't need a visa. They have free entry.' It just spread like fire and whoever could went for it." - Dana Janklowicz-Mann


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