2011-05-13 / Community

Temple Presents ‘Shanghai Nights’

On Monday evening, May 16, at 8:00 p.m., Temple Beth-El in Rockaway Park will present Dr. Bernard Raab, who will be discussing a forgotten chapter of Holocaust history, the story of over 20,000 Jews who found refuge in Shanghai during World War II.

Although Japan was an ally of Germany, this fascinating story really began at the turn of the 20th Century and involves elements of the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, the Jewish community of Manchuria and the Sephardic-Jewish community of Shanghai.

Dr. Raab is a retired physicist who has traveled widely and through his interest in Jewish history has visited Africa and the Far East. His lectures are accompanied by slides and photographs. He is a docent and lecturer at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York.

Everyone is invited to join Rabbi Allan Blaine and Dr. Raab for this lecture.

Refreshments will be served.

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