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Title Voices from Shanghai : Jewish exiles in wartime China / edited, translated, & with an introduction by Irene Eber.
Imprint Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Subject Jews -- China -- Shanghai -- History -- Sources.
Jewish refugees -- China -- Shanghai -- History -- Sources.
Shanghai (China) -- Ethnic relations -- Sources.
Alt Name Eber, Irene, 1929-2019.
Description 1 online resource (142 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A rickshaw coolie dies on a Shanghai dawn / Meylekh Ravitch -- Letter / Annie F. Witting -- Prologue / Alfred Friedlaender -- Well, that too is Shanghai / Egon Varro -- Peculiar Shanghai / W.Y. Tonn -- Letter / Annie F. Witting -- The Chinese woman dances / Lotte Margot -- Three countries spat me out / E. Simkhoni -- More light / Kurt Lewin -- And so it begins ... / Yehoshua Rapoport -- The lament of my mother / Yosl Mlotek -- My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me / E. Simkhoni -- Sun in a net / Mordechai Rotenberg -- Shanghai / Yosl Mlotek -- The diligent mason / Karl Heinz Wolff -- Wandering / Hermann Goldfarb -- Miniatures / Jacob H. Fishman -- A letter ... / Yosl Mlotek -- Diary (excerpts, 1941-1943) / Yehoshua Rapoport -- Pins, not for me / Anonymous -- A poem about Shanghai ghetto / Yoni Fayn -- A monkey turned human / Herbert Zernik -- In fire and flames : diary of a Jewish actress / Shoshana Kahan -- The weekly salad / Kurt Lewin -- A wedding / Jacob H. Fishman.
Summary 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 intern.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0226181669 (cloth)
9780226181660 (cloth)
9780226181684 (electronic bk.)
0226181685 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612239557
OCLC # 432428883
Additional Format Print version: Voices from Shanghai. Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2008 (DLC) 2008009646


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