The China History Podcast

This third episode in a series examining the history of the Jewish refugees who found sanctuary on the east coast of China, focuses on escalating events in Europe around 1938-1939. With the consolidation of Hitler's rise, it didn't bode well for many Jews. As the countdown to Kristallnacht gets closer the situation becomes more urgent and Shanghai as a destination becomes more popular. The great humanitarian He Fengshan (何凤山) will also be introduced.

Direct download: CHP-210-The_History_of_the_Jewish_Refugees_in_China_Part_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm PDT

With the story of the Harbin Jews mostly out of the way, Laszlo moves on to the smaller and less known Jewish community of Tianjin.  Then as the 1930's unfolds and after Hitler came to power, our story shifts to the European Jews. In this episode we'll look at the events leading up to Kristallnacht November 1938. In Part 3 we'll focus on 1938 and 1939.

Direct download: CHP-209-The_History_of_the_Jewish_Refugees_in_China_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:51pm PDT