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A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

I went on a class trip to a Holocaust Symposium once and one of my group’s speakers was a man who did escape to Shanghai. I’d never know about that before, and this story was just as amazing as any that were in the camps. It’s a really interesting part of history. 

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