Shanghai Ghetto (2002)

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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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Credited cast:
Irene Eber ...
Herself (as Prof. Irene Eber)
I. Betty Grebenschikoff ...
Harold Janklowicz ...
Alfred Kohn ...
David Kranzler ...
Himself (as Prof. David Kranzler)
Sigmund Tobias ...
Buzeng Xu ...
Himself (as Prof. Xu Buzeng)


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)


$711,598 (USA) (12 September 2003)

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An Amazing Piece of History Little Known
12 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a Chinese this documentary moved me in many different ways. The Jewish refugees who were interviewed in this movie viewed the hardship they experienced in the Shanghai Ghetto as positive in general. Even though they were often sick from various diseases because living conditions were poor, and they were often hungry. They appreciated the Chinese spirit, their work ethics, and their ability to survive under the harsh Japanese occupation during the war. Most of all they were grateful to have been able to live in China and were spared the death camps many of their family members were not able to escape. This movie is a testament of the triumph of human spirit over the horrendous adverse conditions and oppression they endured during that turbulent period. All high schools/colleges should show this very well made movie to their students because they can learn so much from watching it. I am so glad I did.

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