Wednesday, November 01, 2006

OY, I'VE BEEN SHANGHAIED!

The Christian Science Monitor had an article on November 1 about the old Jewish neighborhood of Shanghai, China. At one time, the area was known as Little Vienna because of all of the Central European Jews in the area. It turns out that the Jews who arrived fleeing Hitler mostly left by the time Mao took over. However, they and the Jews who lived in Shanghai before the war left quite a legacy.

This picture gives you an idea of why it was called Little Vienna. This page shows everything Shanghai and Jewish.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly this explains the Jewish practice for marking Christmas: Chinese food and a movie.

Larry F.

9:17 PM  

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