After the Second World War, the Jews who suffered from misery and separation put on the agenda such important events as establishing their own country. At that moment in Shanghai, there were a lot of Judaic political and economic elites who set up clubs and parties, united with other Jews, transmitted democratic and free concepts and publish ideas on independence and country foundation. In the photo, Mr. Magid was reading out the Declaration of Independence for Israel on the gathering of Shanghai Jews Club and this group of Jews in Shanghai later became the major force to establish the country of Israel.
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