Seeing the Holocaust from Shanghai
Monday, November 17
Central Michigan University
Warriner Hall, Plachta Auditorium
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Steve Hochstadt is a professor of history at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He joined the faculty in 2006 after teaching for 27 years at Bates College in Maine. He has done extensive research on Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai. Influenced by his grandparents, Viennese Jews who fled the Holocaust and immigrated to Shanghai, Hochstadt conducted 100 interviews with former refugees now living in the United States and Europe. Based on his studies he wrote several books about the Holocaust and especially about Jewish refugees in Asia.
Hochstadt holds the position of treasurer at the Sino-Judaic Institute, a non profit organization that promotes cooperation in matters of mutual historic and cultural interest between Chinese and Jewish people. Steve Hochstadt writes a weekly column for the Jacksonville (IL) Journal-Courier, which is picked up by the LA Progressive, an online social justice magazine, and History News Network.”
Hochstadt is the author of numerous books and articles, including Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Sources of the Holocaust: Documents in History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
The talk is sponsored by the Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide and the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University.
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