Classi Conversations in partnership with Beth Tikvah Synagogue present a series of three lectures.
An epic, multigenerational saga of two rival Jewish families, the Sassoons and the Khadoories, who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era.
A fascinating and easy read about the intrigues, passion, and remarkable history of how these families ignited an economic boom and opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country’s deep inequality and to the political turmoil on their doorstep.
In spite of their rivalry they combined their efforts to save hundreds of Jews in Shanghai & Lisbon during WWII.
A voluntary contribution to the Jonathan Kaufman Fund would be appreciated.
Order the books from Ben McNally Books now and enjoy hearing the authors!
In conversation with Jonathan Kaufman on his book “The Last Kings of Shanghai” – Wed. July 21 @ 8pm EDT
In conversation with Rachel Beanland on her book “Florence Adler Swims Forever” – Wed. July 28 @ 8pm EDT
In conversation with Genevieve Graham on her book “Letters Across The Sea” – Wed. Aug. 11 @ 8pm EDT
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