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Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When Adolf Hitler came to power and the German army began to sweep through Europe, almost 20,000 Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai. A remarkable collection of the letters, diary entries, poems, and ... More


Yehoshua Rapoport

in Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents “And So It Begins...” (1941), an essay written by Yehoshua Rapoport shortly after his arrival in Shanghai. It is at first glance an optimistic statement about Jewish life, ... More


Yosl Mlotek

in Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents “The Lament of My Mother” (1941), a poem written by Yosl Mlotek either before he arrived in Shanghai or shortly after he reached China in the summer or early fall of 1941. The ... More


E. Simkhoni

in Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents “My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me” (1942), a poem written by E. Simkhoni. Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of the Pacific War must have been a crushing blow ... More


Mordechai Rotenberg

in Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents “Sun in a Net” (1942), a poem written by Mordechai Rotenberg. The impetus for the poem may have been paintings of fish, with or without fishermen, a favorite motif of ... More


Kurt Lewin

in Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents “The Weekly Salad” (1946), a poem written by Kurt Lewin. “Der Wochensalat” (The Weekly Salad) became a regular feature in the Shanghai Herald, and Lewin masterfully combines in ... More


Annie F. Witting

in Voices from Shanghai: Jewish Exiles in Wartime China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226181660
eISBN:
9780226181684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents a letter written by Annie F. Witting in July 1939. Addressed to all her friends, the letter is about Witting's life as a refugee in Shanghai.


Refugees, Displacement, and the Impossible Return

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

in Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the experiences of the refugee children from the Greek Civil War in light of recent anthropological work on refugees, displacement, and the meaning of home, and presents ... More


Forms-of-Life: Marguerite Wildenhain’s Pond Farm

Jenni Sorkin

in Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Marguerite Wildenhain (b. France, 1896-1985) was the first woman to be named a master potter at the Bauhaus in 1925. Owing to her Jewish heritage, she fled Europe in 1941. Her subsequent career in ... More


Marronage between Past and Future

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Édouard Glissant’s thought within the wider discourses on creolization and creolizing political theory. It also marks a shift in the book to describing marronage’s relevance for ... More


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