A German-Jewish "University" in China During World War II
A Unique Case of Transnational Refugee Education
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building
From 1938 to 1941, more than 17,000 German and Austrian Jewish refugees, along with about 2,000 Polish Jews, fled from the Nazi terror to Shanghai, China. Weija Li will illustrate how these European Jewish refugees sustained their educational aspirations and efforts by creating various educational institutions in the war-torn Chinese city, including establishing a continuing education center grounded in the German concept of “Volkshochschule” (people’s university). Lunch provided!