Shanghai Deliverance: A Holocaust Survival Story
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Publisher's Description: "In a bid to escape Nazi Germany, approximately 20,000 Jews fled to an unlikely haven in Shanghai, China. Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, bounded by the East China Sea, Shanghai was one of the few places in the world where one could immigrate without first obtaining a visa.
Manfred Oelsner escaped Nazi Germany after having been imprisoned in Sachsenhausen, the so-called "model" concentration camp near Berlin, following the events of Kristallnacht. Taking along his wife of 5 months and her father, Max, their bid for freedom took them on an unlikely journey to Japanese-controlled Shanghai. There, along with nearly 20,000 other Jews, they struggled to survive in the impoverished and overcrowded "restricted area". Eventually 100,000 lived in this 1-square mile designated zone.
A harrowing account of survival, this memoir was pieced together from interviews with Manfred and his wife Gerda, recorded in 1967, as well as recollections from their daughter Edith, who was born in the Shanghai ghetto in 1941, and numerous family documents, lovingly cared for and transported with the family upon their final immigration to America. It is the story of how hope, faith, love, and good fortune saved Edie Shafer and her family.
This is Shanghai Deliverance."