2020 Student Research Conference:
33rd Annual Student Research Conference

Mushu Pork and Hamentashen 

Shuli Arazi
Dr. William Ashcraft, Dr. Jennifer Jesse , and Dr. Ding-hwa Hsieh, Faculty Mentors

This essay depicts the time of World War II and the massive influx of European refugees into Shanghai, China. I will argue that despite moving to a foreign land, refugees were able to keep their Jewish identity by maintaining their beliefs and practices, as well as assimilating to Chinese society. Identity includes the personal features of being a Jewish person. Throughout the primary sources of which I include in the paper, all of them depict different accounts of being a Jewish person in Shanghai as well as the struggles they have faced in regard to this. This paper is chronologically based, the main focus being the World War II time period, from 1938 to 1945. There will be a background section consisting of events prior to 1938, but the prior time frame will be the focus along with an emphasis on 1943 when the Shanghai Ghetto was established. 


Keywords: Jewish Identity, Shanghai Ghetto, World War II, Religious practices, Religious ideation, Jews in China, Holocaust Victims

Topic(s):PHRE Senior Seminar

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

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