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Above the Drowning Sea

92 Minutes / English / Chinese

The dramatic escape of thousands of European Jews to Shanghai, who found safe harbor from the Nazis, is revealed in ABOVE THE DROWNING SEA. As Hitler advanced, Jewish families sought refuge in any country that would accept them. With every door closed, Ho Feng-Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna, courageously defied his own government and the Gestapo by issuing visas to the refugees.  Arriving on China’s eastern coast, the refugees faced new trials in a remote, unfamiliar land, caught up in its own civil war and chaos from foreign invasion.

Earlier Event: October 14
Later Event: October 16
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