My Dear Friends ~
We are in a desperate search for stories about positive human connections. Here is my nomination for one the best stories…
I just viewed a PBS documentary film:
Upwards of 20 thousand Jews that were saved from Hitlers holocaust by their ability to get a visa to Shanghai.
All others countries had closed their doors to Jews. A quirk of timing allowed a Chinese diplomat in Vienna to issue thousands of Jews visas to Shanghai just before the Japanese invaded China.
The story is beyond moving and oh, so relevant today considering our own difficulties with immigration and assimilation.
Please don’t miss this documentary. We all need the hope and the caring and love of one another.
I promise it’ll make you feel good.
Love ~ Sally-Jane
P.S. My friends, here is further reading on the history of the Jewish diaspora to Shanghai – GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN JEWISH REFUGEES IN SHANGHAI from the Holocaust Encyclopedia.