The Honigs Who Roamed Shanghai

I learned today that Shanghai took in over 20,000 Jews during WWII. Remember those boats of Jews that had nowhere to go? Some of them came here.
I visited their old synagogue today (pictured above) and they had a directory… And there were 6 Honigs here from Austria!
I don’t recall any stories of Uncle Isak or Aunt Berta who knew their way around a wok, but surely we must be related, right?

They didn’t stay here long. After WWII ended, almost all of Shangai’s Jews departed for Israel or the US. As Nol so aptly put it “ten minutes later they were hungry for another country”


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