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Program for an evening performance sponsored by the Shanghai Jewish Club. The program included the play "The Day of His Return" and a concert of Jewish songs. On April 27, 1943, the day of this performance featuring Warsaw Jewish actress Raya Zomina, fierce fighting continued in the Warsaw ghetto between German troops and Jews who chose to resist Nazi efforts to liquidate the ghetto. Terrifying rumors about the Holocaust reached the Jewish refugees in Shanghai, but they did not receive reliable news or learn the fate of loved ones until after the war. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]


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  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Fiszman

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Playbill [LCID: 2002ax6k]