Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Jews in Shanghai
This little museum to the ever so brief time that Jews lived in Shanghai during WWII and left when Mao came to power. This was not the first time that Jews lived in China. They were there as early as the 7th century, and had a trading presence through the Song, Tang, and into the Qing dynasties, but always as little communities and often times assimilating. Jews who came from Austria worked to learn the language and be a part of the immigrant rich Hong Kuo neighborhood. They were largely accepted as well.