Shanghai - Home for Sephardim, Refuge for Ashkenazim, Lecture with Dr. Katz and Mr. Ezekiel

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Shanghai’s thriving community of Sephardic Jews, made up of emigrants from Baghdad via India since the middle of the 19th century, was enhanced when tens of thousands of Ashkenazi refugees fleeing Hitler found refuge in the 1930s and 40s. Hear the fascinating story of this community from Dr. Nathan Katz, an authority on Asian Jews, and Fred Ezekiel, a Miami Beach resident whose family migrated to Shanghai more than a hundred years ago. Fred will talk about growing up as a Sephardic Jew in Shanghai, as well as the community’s heroic efforts to provide for their Ashkenazi brethren under conditions of warfare. Cost: Museum Members & FIU Faculty/Students free; Non-Members $6.