Did you know that during World War II, there was a large Jewish ghetto in... Shanghai?
As Nazis swept through Europe, there became fewer and fewer places for Jews to escape to. Even the US was not exactly welcoming. Somehow, Japanese-occupied Shanghai was an exception.
Over 20,000 Jews made their way from Europe to China. They settled, published newspapers, opened theaters and restaurants... And, to give the Japanese credit, when the Nazi asked to send the Jews back, they did not oblige.
Most Jews left immediately after the war. Few remained, including Jakob Rosenfeld, a doctor who joined Mao's army and rose through the ranks. He even served as the first Minister of Health in Mao's government. The Chinese know him as "General Luo".
Eventually, Rosenfeld departed to Europe, and, later, Israel. He is still remembered in China.
The Shanghai Ghetto should be remembered as well...