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Wanderers and settlers in the Far East : a century of Jewish life in China and Japan

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Wanderers and settlers in the Far East : a century of Jewish life in China and Japan
Call No: 950.41 D54w

Call Number950.41 D54w
Statement of Responsibilityby Herman Dicker.
Creators & ContributorsDicker, Herman (author)
SummaryThis book tells of a part of Jewish history which up to this time has remained unchronicled and which in another generation might have become irretrievable from the whitewash of time. In the course of 19th-century western expansion, Jews were among the pioneers who settled in China, and Jews were among the Russians who ventured into Manchuria by way of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, symbols of the Czar's advance toward the Pacific. Theses wanders never knew how long conditions could allow them to settle; yet in spite of all political and economic uncertainties they succeeded in developing thriving communities. Not did they forget the fate of their fellow Jews, but they succored and took in the thousands who fled Russia in the First World War and Nazi Europe in the Second World War. This is the story of these wanders, and to tell it Rabbi Dicker had to dig through obscure Japanese and American archives, but perhaps even more was salvaged through his gentle probing of the memories of those who lived through the Japanese invasion of China, the Second World War, and the flight to Japan when the Communists took over China. This is an extraordinary chapter in modern, as well as Jewish, history and provides another means of gaining insight into life in the Far East. —Book jacket
  1. Manchuria
  2. China
  3. The Nazi refugees
  4. Japanese policy on the refugees
  5. Red China and the Jewish community
  6. Jews in Japan
Physical Description 207 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Twayne Publishers, Inc.
NotesIncludes bibliography
RecognitionGifted in 2011 by Mona Kaplan as a gift from the Samuel Kaplan Shoah Library