Stories of Jews who escaped to Shanghai from Nazi Europe By Berl Falbaum (256 Pages)Publisher: Momentum Books, 2005
In the 1930s, anti-Semitism was spreading like a cancer throughout the world and even though Hitler's regime was criticized for its treatment of Jews, no one stepped forward to help them.
Through word of mouth or information from travel agencies, Jews from various pars of Europe discovered that Shanghai was an open port. No visas or passports were required. About 20,000 refugee made the decision to flee from impending extermination - leaving behind their highly civilized and sophisticated culture for a haven that could not have been more unlike the life they had experienced.
Shanghai Remembered... is a collection of the first person accounts telling how these refugees found themselves traumatized, stateless and penniless in a strange and inhospitable place. Includes a selection of photographs.