Wartime Shanghai and the Jewish refugees from Central Europe : survival, co-existence, and identity in a multi-ethnic city / Irene Eber
- Eber, Irene, 1929-2019
- Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiii, 245 pages) : illustrations, maps
- New perspectives on modern Jewish history ; volume 1
- Language Note:
- In English.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- Chapter 1: Shanghai -- Chapter 2: Germany's China Policy, Forced Emigration and the Search for Alternative Destinations -- Chapter 3: "To Suffer a Martyr's Death Rather than Perish in Shanghai" or to "Die as Free Men in Shanghai" -- Chapter 4: Strangers in Shanghai -- Chapter 5: Years of Misfortune: 1941-1945 -- Chapter 6: End of War and the Jewish Exodus.
- The study discusses the history of the Jewish refugees within the Shanghai setting and its relationship to the two established Jewish communities, the Sephardi and Russian Jews. Attention is also focused on the cultural life of the refugees who used both German and Yiddish, and on their attempts to cope under Japanese occupation after the outbreak of the Pacific War. Differences of identity existed between Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews, religious and secular, aside from linguistic and cultural differences. The study aims to understand the exile condition of the refugees and their amazing efforts.
- World War (1939-1945)
- Jews—China—Shanghai—History—20th century
- Jews—China—Shanghai—Social conditions—20th century
- Jewish refugees—China—Shanghai—History—20th century
- World War, 1939-1945—Refugees—China—Shanghai
- HISTORY—Military—World War II.
- Ethnic relations
- Jewish refugees
- Jews—Social conditions
- Politics and government
- China—Politics and government—1937-1945
- Shanghai (China)—Ethnic relations
- 9783110268188 (electronic bk.)
3110268183 (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index.
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