Kol Shalom Book Discussion: What Happens When 2 Jewish Families Move from Baghdad to Shanghai?

November 8, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Partial answer: They build businesses and buildings that continue to shape Shanghai and Hong Kong, profit from the opium wars, help Jews escape from Nazism, and nearly lose everything with the Communist rise to power. Their story is the subject of Kol Shalom’s next book discussion: The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Helped Create Modern China, by Jonathan Kaufman. A PBS documentary, “Harbor from the Holocaust,” recounts the story of the 20,000 Jews who fled to Shanghai.

The discussion will take place via Zoom. All readers are welcome whenever they can participate.

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