From Shanghai to Chicago – The Story of Rebbetzin Chaya Small | Meaningful People #57

Jul 15 2022

From 1938-1939, thousands of Central European Jews streamed into the Chinese city of Shanghai after the Nazi “Anschluss,” or annexation of Austria by Germany in March 1938. By 1941 Polish Jewish refugees started to join them, traveling via Lithuania, Siberia, and finally Japan. By 1943, over 16,500 Jewish refugees were living in Shanghai. One of these refugees was Chaya. A person who takes the values of the torah into her home, her shul and her real estate brokering company.

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