by Amy Stone

Shanghai on My Mind

What we never knew about this Jewish Diaspora

If you didn’t know where to look, you could easily miss it — faint writing on a brick wall in an old section of Shanghai. The words are German: “Horn’s Imbiss Stube” and “Café Atlantis.” A snack bar and a coffee house. Remnants of an almost forgotten time, when some 18,000 Jews, mostly German and Austrian, fled Hitler and found haven in Shanghai.

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