Baghdad on the
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Young Judea group
1929, students of the Jewish Studies Circle in the garden
of Ellis Hayim adjacent to D.E. J. Abraham brother of Flora
were from both the Baghdadi and Ashkenazi communities. Shanghai,
Hatefutsoth Photo Archive, Courtesy of Joseph Toeg, Tel-Aviv.
Joseph Toeg of Tel-Aviv writes: I was less than 6 years old
and appear crouching in front.
On grass: Levy,
Abraham, Beracha children etc..
Left to right:
In the picture, my aunt Katie Toeg married Lazar Levy, appears
as a child on the lap of Ellis Hayim's woman secretary 4th
on the bench; Jason Isaac married Mozelle Toeg, my aunt; Ezekiel
Toeg married Winnie Moses; the Shamash of Ohel Rahel Synagogue,
Mr Beracha standing at the back; Ezra Toeg, my uncle, 3rd
standing at the back; Maisie Hayim married Ruby Abraham, DEJ's
son, 5th standing at the back; Jason Isaac married Mozelle
Toeg, my aunt, 1st sitting on a chair. China has been in the
news lately with the visit of President Bill Clinton. Shanghai
is again a bustling metropolis recalling the days when she
was the Paris of the East. The Chinese government frantically
restored the Ohel Rachel Synagogue in Shanghai which was visited
by Hilary Clinton.
During World War
II, Shanghai was the only place in the whole world that accepted
Jews fleeing from Nazi terror without requiring a passport
or a visa. Some 25,000 refugees were able to make the long
journey to Shanghai.
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