The Girl and her Nanny

Jews in Shanghai have forged a profound friendship with Chinese people, at that time, Chinese children and Jewish children played together, many Jewish children were brought up by Chinese nanny. Jews are affectionate and grateful nation, the little girl in this painting came back to Shanghai several years ago to find the descendent of the nanny who brought her up, and she wanted to show her gratitude, however, she did not remember the nanny’s name.

Oil painting, The Girl and her Nanny (Photo Credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, The Girl and her Nanny (Photo Credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Judith Hasser, aged two, with her Chinese "amah" in the summer (Photo Credit: CC - BY Ben-Eliezer, Judith, Shanghai Lost, Jerusalem Regained, Israel, 1985)
Judith Hasser, aged two, with her Chinese “amah” in the summer (Photo Credit: CC – BY Ben-Eliezer, Judith, Shanghai Lost, Jerusalem Regained, Israel, 1985)

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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