Shanghai’s Little Vienna
Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 18 September 2012 7:54 AM
There’s a fascinating historical anecdote on the front page of the LA Times this morning. Shanghai, it turns out, was home to more than 20,000 European Jews during World War II. China, which was occupied by Japan at the time, was one of the few countries that didn’t require a visa and put no limits on how many Jews they would accept. When the communists took over in 1949, most of Shanghai’s Jews fled again, and when they did, this chapter of history was largely forgotten.
SOURCE: LA Times
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