Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jewish History in Shanghai

Today is my last- and favorite- full day in Shanghai. Mom and I were guided by Dvir Bar-Gal on a tour of Jewish Shanghai. Dvir has been in Shanghai for 7 years searching for the tombstones form Jewish cemeteries that were dismantled during the Cultural Revolution. He's currently trying to convince the Chinese government to use the tombstones to create a memorial to this one segment of Chinese-Jewish history. Below is a movie Dvir made and is using it to gain more interest.

Either tonight (if packing goes well) or once I return to Dhaka (tomorrow) I'll upload some of the pictures I took on the tour.

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