Browsing Tag

Jewish History

China / Jewish Culture RTW By On January 9, 2018

Jewish Shanghai Museum

While in Shanghai we visited the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum which commemorates the lives of the Jews who fled to Shanghai during the Holocaust. The history of the Jews in China predate World War II. Jewish History in China Jewish history in China dates back to the 7th and 8th century when the first immigrants arrived. They remained a small…

Bulgaria / Jewish Culture RTW / Roadtrip By On August 31, 2017

Jews in Bulgaria

The Sephardic Jews fleeing Spain settled in Bulgaria when it was part of the Ottomon Empire. During WWII, Bulgaria was initially neutral. However Hitler needsd access to cross the borders into Greece. He threatened to destroy Sofia unless access was given. Under threat of attack Boris the First, the reigning king, joined the Axis power and promised to send all…