Shanghai Diary

Shanghai Diary

A Young Girl's Journey From Hitler's Hate to War-torn China

eBook - 2008
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By the late 1930s, Europe sat on the brink of a world war. As the holocaust approached, many Jewish families in Germany fled to one of the only open port available to them: Shanghai. Once called "the armpit of the world," Shanghai ultimately served as the last resort for tens of thousands of Jews desperate to escape Hitler's "Final Solution." Against this backdrop, 11-year-old Ursula Bacon and her family made the difficult 8,000-mile voyage to Shanghai, with its promise of safety. But instead of a storybook China, they found overcrowded streets teeming with peddlers, beggars, opium dens, and prostitutes. Amid these abysmal conditions, Ursula learned of her own resourcefulness and found within herself the fierce determination to survive.
Publisher: [United States] : Dark Horse : Made available through hoopla, 2008
ISBN: 9781621154327
1621154327
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Apr 17, 2016

I started reading the book thinking it was historical fiction. But is very much a true story. It is a little known story about how during WWII, some Jewish people fled to Shanghai and their trials and tribulations. But even more it is a story of strength, fortitude, appreciating each day (not dwelling on what is but concentrate what is to be!) and most especially forgiveness. Well worth the read.

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