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Collection Details


Collection Name: Shanghai Jewish Community Oral History Project
Repository Name: Bates College. Edmund S. Muskie Archives & Special Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Lewiston, Maine, United States
URL: http://abacus.bates.edu/library/aboutladd/departments/special/OralHistories/ShanghaiOHFA.shtml
Description: The Shanghai Jewish Community Oral History Project is directed by Steve Hochstadt, Professor of History at Bates College. The project collects oral histories of surviving Shanghai Jews, focusing especially on the German-speaking refugees. The interviews show not only how they survived, but also how they created a community of synagogues, cafes, theaters, schools, and newspapers. The first interviews were done on a trip to China in spring 1989. The rest were taped in Florida, California, Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Chicago, and other places.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 100
Broad Subjects: Geography; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: Jews; Jews--China; Judaism; Oral history; Refugees; Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
Collection Code: OHC0001801