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A Place of Refugee: Jewish Life in the Shanghai Ghetto 1941-1945

A Place of Refugee: Jewish Life in the Shanghai Ghetto 1941-1945

Rita Melen was born in Shanghai to Ashkenazi Jewish parents who fled Nazi-occupied Europe. Her family formed a part of the approximately 23,000 Jewish refugees in Shanghai during the 1940s. Shanghai's Jewish refugees lived in a neighborhood of just one square mile centered around the Ohel Moshe Synagogue in the Hongkew District. This area came to be known as the Shanghai Ghetto. While conditions in the Shanghai Ghetto were difficult, the neighborhood was not walled, and the city's Jews interacted freely with their predominately ethnic Han neighbors. Join Hillel at Ithaca College for a fascinating look into Jewish life in Shanghai during the 1940s. Dinner will be provided. This talk is the third installment of Hillel's Global Faces of Judaism series.

 

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Time and Place
February 11, 2019, 6:00 pm
Ithaca College Campus Center (201 Egbert Hall): Cayuga Lake Meeting Room 1st floor
dinner will be provided