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Postcard with red printed text in French and Chinese at top alongside two red stamps. American address handwritten in blue ink. Message handwritten on opposite side in blue ink.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
One of the few places in the world where Jews could seek refuge from the Nazi onslaught was Shanghai, China. Shanghai was an open port, and no visas or passports were required. Mr. Ehrenberg was one of almost 20,000 Jews who lived in the Shanghai ghetto. A mass exodus occurred after Kristallnacht in 1938: more than 12,000 Jewish refugees fled Germany and Austria.
3 5/8 x 5 1/2"
Shanghai Ghetto, Henry Ehrenberg
"Postcard from Father in Shanghai to Son in Bridgeport, Connecticut" (1940). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2020.1.11.