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    Sweet and Sour Safe Haven: Shanghai's Jewish Refugees' Experience During World War II

    With Dvir Bar-Gal, TV Documentarian and Shanghai's Jewish History Expert

    When: Monday, 1/28/2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Export event

    Where: Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F-401

    In conjunction with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Dvir Bar-Gal will give a presentation on the Jews of China and discuss China's open door policy for Jews escaping from the Holocaust.

    Unlike other places in the world, China's most cosmopolitan city, Shanghai, kept its port open to Jewish refugees escaping Nazi persecution during World War II. Nearly 20,000 penniless refugees arrived at this exotic war-torn city only to realize the Japanese would soon take it over. 

    ICC@OFJCCDvir Bar-Gal is an Israeli TV creator and photojournalist who has made Shanghai his home since 2001. A chance story led him to a search for the lost Jewish cemeteries of Shanghai and it has become his lifetime mission to find, collect and restore these lost Jewish gravestones. Since 2003, Bar-Gal has been leading Shanghai Jewish heritage tours. He is a popular speaker about this long-gone community. 


     


    Monday, January 28
    7:30–9:00 PM
    Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F-401
    $18 General Public | $15 Members and J-Pass Holders | $20 At the door 

    Contact: ICC | (650) 223-8692 | [email protected]

     


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