Shanghai's Baghdadi Jews

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A compilation of 26 biographical accounts from the entire spectrum of Shanghai?™s Baghdadi Jewish society offers fresh insights into a remarkable community that lived through the crossroads of China?™s 20th-century history.

Using previously unseen diaries and archival material, Shanghai?™s Baghdadi Jews documents the rise and fall of larger-than-life personalities who witnessed the Sino-Japanese War, the Occupation of Shanghai and the Communist Party?™s rise to power. Photographs illustrate the life and times of these individuals and the magnificent, cosmopolitan city they called home.