Asian Jewish Life – Feature – A Glimpse of Daily Life Jewish Shanghai in Photographs – Issue 16

Feature
A Glimpse of Daily Life
Jewish Shanghai in Photographs

A Glimpse of Old Shanghai

Shanghai Jewish Youth Association / Kadoorie school on Kinchow Road, Shanghai, China

Jewish kindergarten, Shanghai, China Jewish kindergarten, Shanghai, China
Jewish kindergarten, Shanghai, China Jewish kindergarten, Shanghai, China
Jewish wedding, Shanghai, China Jewish community Pander Bellkchofftheatrical performance, Shanghai, China
Jewish wedding, Shanghai, China Jewish community Pander Bellkchoff
theatrical performance, Shanghai, China
Japanese soldier in navy uniform with an armband,Shanghai, China Jewish men wearing armbands in front of MiononCafe on East Seward Road, Shanghai, China
Japanese soldier in navy uniform with an armband,
Shanghai, China
Jewish men wearing armbands in front of Mionon
Cafe on East Seward Road, Shanghai, China
Jewish temple, Shanghai, China Jewish temple, Shanghai, China Jewish children gathering, Shanghai, China
Jewish temple, Shanghai, China Jewish temple, Shanghai, China Jewish children
gathering, Shanghai, China
Jewish community soccer game, Shanghai, China
Jewish community soccer game, Shanghai, China
Jewish community soccer game, Shanghai, China
Jewish community soccer game, Shanghai, China
Jewish men with armbands outside of a building,Shanghai, China Jewish wedding, Shanghai, China
Jewish men with armbands outside of a building,
Shanghai, China
Jewish wedding, Shanghai, China
Jewish group portrait, Shanghai, China

Recently, the William H. Hannon Library (http://library. lmu.edu/) launched the Werner von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection, which contains, most notably, images of Jewish Holocaust refugees and other Jewish communities already living in Shanghai in the 1930s-1940s. From daily work life to weddings to soccer games in ghettos, these images capture a wide range of the Jewish experience as well as show the deep imprint Jewish culture has had on Shanghai’s history.

Currently, the Hannon Library is seeking more information about this rich collection. Inquiries so far have resulted in numerous replies from across the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Shanghai, Great Britain, and Hong Kong. Such quick responses help to illustrate what is already known about this collection; it has tremendous historical, cultural and, likely for people who were there, personal value. To participate in this project or just to see the collection visit http://dh.lmu.edu/shanghai-collection-crowdsourcing. For more information, please contact Melanie Hubbard, Digital Scholarship Librarian at melanie.hubbard@lmu.edu.

The William H. Hannon Library is located at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Jewish group portrait, Shanghai, China

Jewish wedding, Shanghai, ChinaJewish community Pander Bellkchofftheatrical performance, Shanghai, China