During his 17 years in Shanghai, Sam experienced wars, changing regimes, different currencies and a variety of schools that reflected the evolving political landscape.
In a world obsessed with conflicting nationalism, his family survived as stateless residents, neither beholden to, nor the responsibility of, any country. They were instead sustained by their Russian Jewish culture and community.
Through Sam’s memories of early life and his love of history, we learn of Shanghai’s uniqueness as a home and haven to thousands of Jews over many centuries.
Published by Real Film & Publishing (Australia) and The Shanghai Joint Publishing Company (China)