Monday, April 4, 2011

Shanghai's Jewish history

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Not far from the Bund district in Shanghai, with its hordes of tourists and view of the city's famous skyscrapers across the Huangpu River, is a quiet neighborhood called Hongkou.
Walk here along Zhoushan Road and you'll stumble on a sign that signifies an otherwise unremarkable building at No. 59 as a landmark. "During the World War II," the sign reads in imperfect English, "a number of Jewish refugees lived in this house, among whom is Michael Blumenthal, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury of the Carter Government."
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