A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)
Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.
i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.
Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews
My grandmother was a mixed-race woman (half Chinese, half white) who was adopted into by a Chinese family. She had light eyes and curly red-brown hair. She never knew who her parents were, but we always suspected that she was Russian Jewish because of the large presence of Russian Jews in Shanghai at that time.