Edokko: Growing Up a Foreigner in Wartime Japan

Posted by Rochelle Dechowitz on November 8th, 2013 :: Filed under Student Events  
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The Yivo Institute for Jewish Research presents
Edokko: Growing Up a Foreigner in Wartime Japan
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7pm
15 West 16th St, New York, NY 10011

After escaping war, revolution and anti-Semitism in early 20th century Russia, Isaac Shapiro’s parents fled to Germany. Hitler’s rise to power forced them to continue their odyssey to Palestine, China and lastly to Japan, where they ultimately settled. But the onset of World War II uprooted the family once again, as they traveled from city to city surviving privations and the bombing of Japan by the United States. Join Isaac Shapiro in conversation with Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, as he shares his family’s experience, his fascinating story growing up Jewish in Japan, and his ultimate immigration to America.

Edokko: Growing Up a Foreigner in Wartime Japan by Isaac Shapiro will be available for sale at the event.
Admission: Free
RSVP Required: yivo.org/reservations or 212.294.6127

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