How Two Jewish Families Shaped Modern China

How Two Jewish Families Shaped Modern China

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Sep 13, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 33:15 mins

Crippled by a WWI flying accident and depressed, Victor Sassoon found his way to Shanghai to run his family’s business. Victor grew the business and Shanghai’s international reputation—and unconventionally protected Jewish refugees from the Japanese during WWII. Guest: Jonathan Kaufman, author of "The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China"