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Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

SKU: 004114

When Hitler came to power and the German army began to sweep through Europe, almost 20,000 Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai. A remarkable collection of the letters, diary entries, poems, and short stories composed by these refugees in the years after they landed in China, Voices from Shanghai fills a gap in our historical understanding of what happened to so many Jews who were forced to board the first ship bound for anywhere.

Once they arrived, the refugees learned to navigate the various languages, belief systems, and ethnic traditions they encountered in an already booming international city, and faced challenges within their own community based on disparities in socioeconomic status, levels of religious observance, urban or rural origin, and philosophical differences. Recovered from archives, private collections, and now-defunct newspapers, these fascinating accounts make their English-language debut in this volume. A rich new take on Holocaust literature, Voices from Shanghai reveals how refugees attempted to pursue a life of creativity despite the hardships of exile.

By Irene Eber (Translator, Introduction)

Hardcover, 144 Pages, Published 2009


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Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

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Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China
Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China Sale price$32.50