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Shanghai Escape

Kacer, Kathy, 1954- (Paperback)
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Lily Toufar and her family, along with other Jewish refugees, arrive in Shanghai, China, to escape Hitler and the Nazis before the Second World War, but they are forced into ghettos by the Japanese government which is aligned with Hitler.

Orca Book Publishers
Shanghai, China, seems an unlikely destination for Jewish refugees trying to escape the cruel anti-Semitic laws of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party before the Second World War. But while most countries were unwilling to give refuge to Jews, China was one place that did. More than twenty thousand European Jews found refuge in Shanghai between 1937 and 1939.

Lily Toufar and her family arrive in Shanghai in 1938, having fled from Vienna on the eve of Kristallnacht. Shanghai is a strange place for this bright young girl. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and under pressure from Hitler, the Japanese government in Shanghai has ordered Jewish refugees to move into a ghetto in an area of Shanghai called Hongkew. There is little food to eat and poor sanitation, and disease is rampant. For Lily, life becomes grueling after her family is forced into the ghetto. Lily endures the difficult conditions, always hopeful for an end to the war and a return to normal life.
Young Lily Toufar and her family arrive in Shanghai, China, along with many Jewish refugees trying to escape Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party before the Second World War.

Authors: Kacer, Kathy, 1954-
Statement of Responsibility: Kathy Kacer
Title: Shanghai escape
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Physical Form Available: Issued also in electronic format
Subject Headings: Jewish refugees China Shanghai Biography Shanghai (China) Ethnic relations Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Biography World War, 1939-1945 Jews China Shanghai Biography Jews, German China Shanghai Biography World War, 1939-1945 China Jews China Shanghai Biography Jewish children in the Holocaust China Shanghai Biography Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) China Shanghai Biography
Topical Term: Jewish refugees
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945
Jews, German
World War, 1939-1945
Jews
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Additional Physical Form Entry: Kacer, Kathy, 1954-, author. Shanghai escape. Holocaust remembrance book for young readers Holocaust remembrance book for young readers (CaOONL)20139038728
ISBN: 1927583101
9781927583104
Branch Call Number: J 940.53 K
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