Shanghai Jews: Symposium

The Shanghai Jews: Risk and Resilience in a Refugee Community is an event series at the University of Chicago exploring the experience of nearly 23,000 Jewish refugees who escaped to Shanghai during World War II. This series opens with an exhibit (January 15-March 30th) on the third floor of the Regenstein Library, featuring unique historical objects, documents, and photographs donated by families who lived in Shanghai during the war.

On March 14th, a day-long symposium will be held at the Franke Institute (located in Regenstein Library), featuring conversations between University of Chicago faculty and invited guests on topics including the experience of the Shanghai Jews; Iraqi Jewish business networks and the financial history of the Jewish elites in China; the literature of war-time childhood and adolescence; the role of fiction in creating and remembering history; the musical and artistic history and legacy of the Shanghai Jews; and readings of both Holocaust-era and contemporary poetry and prose. 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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