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Joan Grossman (writer)
Paul Rosdy (writer)
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The film presents the little-known story of the 20,000 European Jews who fled to Shanghai between late 1937 and 1941... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Barbara Sukowa ... Herself

Otto Tausig ... Himself

Directed by
Joan Grossman 
Paul Rosdy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joan Grossman  writer
Paul Rosdy  writer

Produced by
Joan Grossman .... producer
Paul Rosdy .... producer
Lukas Stepanik .... producer
Original Music by
John Zorn 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Lehner 
Film Editing by
Joan Grossman 
Paul Rosdy 
Editorial Department
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter

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Germany:80 min | Taiwan:79 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Nothing like it, 18 April 2004
Author: myschrec from Moscow, Idaho

There is nothing like this documentary. Sure there are documentaries about Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany -- but this is about escaping to Shanghai! And the community that they created there during World War II became uniquely multi-cultural -- with Germans, Poles, Iranians, etc. Under constant threat from the Japanese, treated like outcasts, and forced to sell businesses and live in a ghetto, their bravery in surviving these indignities matched that displayed by their co-religionists living in Europe. This is a outstanding documentary: an incredible series of stories, a historical document, and a personal account of hope, tragedy, hatred, and redemption.

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