In Search of a Jewish Story in China

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Join historian and travel writer Irene Shaland as she takes us on a fascinating expedition through 2,000 years of history to explain why the Jewish population in China nearly disappeared and the ways in which their experiences overlap with those of Jews in Europe and America. Shaland will also impart lessons from the history of Chinese Jews and provide context for how the Japanese-occupied port city of Shanghai became a safe haven for thousands of European Jews during World War II.


This presentation will be given over Zoom. It will also be live streamed at the library.