This article is an exploration of three exile memoirs penned by Eastern European Jewish refugees who documented a notable world history event: during WW2, when 6 million European Jews perished in Nazis concentration and death camps, Shanghai was the city where more than 20,000 Jews were saved. Through a conceptual framework inspired by Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, this article interprets instances of hospitality in these memoirs.
Keywords: WW2, hospitality, hostility, Russian Jewish community, Polish Jewish refugees, Shanghai Ghetto, exile narratives, memoirs
How to Cite:
Ionescu, A., (2022) “Hospitality in Shanghai: The Russian Jewish Community as Hosts and Polish Jewish Refugees as Guests during WW2”, Slovo 35(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.0954-6839.1297