Jüdischer Raum in Shanghai während des Zweiten Weltkriegs

Hongkou is a district of Shanghai where many Jewish emigrants who had fledfrom Nazi Germany and Austria, especially between 1938 and 1939, were able to settle. In 1943, the Japanese Occupation Forces established a special zone there to which the emigrants had to move. This zone, later called the Shanghai Ghetto, is still regarded today as the symbol of a Jewish survival space for around 18,000 Jewish emigrants. This article examines this Jewish space in East Asia from a micro-historical perspective, with special emphasis on housing conditions.