Jewish and Chinese Youths

The young are the future and hope of a nation. Growing up in the environment of war, teenagers of Chinese and Jews forged such pure friendship that the difference of skin color and culture did not impede their communication and understanding with each other. With common passion and love for life, they played together, learned together and grew up together on this land. Up to now, there are still many Jews going back to Shanghai looking for their childhood friends and having a little chit-chat in Shanghai dialect.

Oil painting, Jewish and Chinese Youths (Photo credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, Jewish and Chinese Youths (Photo credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
A German Jewish child with a Chinese boy in front of the cafe Europe on Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai (CC - BY Hans Jorysz, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
A German Jewish child with a Chinese boy in front of the cafe Europe on Bubbling Well Road, Shanghai (CC – BY Hans Jorysz, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)

Special thanks to Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum for providing the sources of literature and photo on this topic. Further contact with Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation (CJCF) via email: postmaster@cjcf.org.cn‍.

About the Author
Xinyao Chen served as founder assistant of Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation (CJCF). In 2013, he started his M.A. studies in Nonprofit Management at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University.
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