Yehoshua Rapoport

in Voices from Shanghai

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226181660
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226181684 | DOI:
Yehoshua Rapoport

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This chapter presents “And So It Begins...” (1941), an essay written by Yehoshua Rapoport shortly after his arrival in Shanghai. It is at first glance an optimistic statement about Jewish life, despite the indifferent welcome he and his fellow refugees received. In this essay, Rapoport sees his own function and that of others like him in Shanghai as contributing to a revival and of bringing new life.

Keywords: essay; Shanghai; Yehoshua Rapoport; refugees; Jewish life

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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