Our Jewish Childhood in Wartime Shanghai with Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs
For decades, Deborah Strobin kept her past a secret from everyone, even her husband and children. It wasn’t until she saw photos of herself as a five-year-old refugee in Shanghai’s Jewish ghetto that she told her story. Strobin and her brother Ilie Wacs escaped Nazi Austria along with their parents on the last boat to Shanghai. Jewish refugees of the Shanghai ghetto suffered hardships but were also one of the only refugee communities to survive the war intact. Hear Strobin and Wacs, authors… Show more
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The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is the oldest Jewish center on the West Coast, providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the community since 1877.
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