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The Shanghai Jewish Community Oral History Project is directed by Steve Hochstadt, former Professor of History at Bates College. The project collects oral histories of surviving Shanghai Jews, focusing especially on the German-speaking refugees. The interviews show not only how they survived, but also how they created a community of synagogues, cafes, theaters, schools, and newspapers. The first interviews were done on a trip to China in spring 1989. The rest were taped in Florida,...
The collection is composed of correspondence, memoranda, notes, published writings and manuscripts, and other material relating to former Bates History Professor Steve Hochstadt. Most of the material covers his time at Bates, but some material predates his hiring at Bates.