Stripped of possessions and rights, German and Eastern European Jews flee to an unlikely destination to avoid persecution from the Nazis.

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He Feng San
Irene Eber ...
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I. Betty Grebenschikoff ...
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Harold Janklowicz ...
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Alfred Kohn ...
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David Kranzler ...
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Sigmund Tobias ...
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Buzeng Xu ...
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Stripped of possessions and rights, German and Eastern European Jews flee to an unlikely destination to avoid persecution from the Nazis.

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jewish | holocaust | china | 1940s | japan | See All (11) »

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28 February 2002 (USA)  »

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$7,444 (USA) (8 August 2003)

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$711,598 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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David Kranzler: Shanghai became a real option for those Jews who had no place to go and they scrambled to buy all the luxury ship tickets to go to Shanghai because that was the only way you could go at that point.
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heartfelt, sad, liberating, wonderfully told, a must see.
9 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

My grandfather was a Jew in Shanghai during the holocaust. I have done a lot of research about the Jews in Shanghai and it is nice to see that this documentary was put together to inform people about this part of history that is not widely known. It is both touching and heartfelt, sad and liberating. I have always wondered exactly why China opened its doors to the Jews. I am thankful for all they did for my grandfather and thousands of other Jews. China's compassion has touched many generations and I feel indebted to the Chinese because of their kindness and understanding. This part of my heritage has sparked an interest for me about China and I will be teaching English there in a few months. I have traveled to China twice and have made many wonderful friends. The first time I went, I had a chance to go to Shanghai and I saw the memorial dedicated to the Jews of Shanghai. That trip is something I will always remember.


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