Shanghai Ghetto (2002)


Shanghai_Ghetto_poster“Shanghai became a real option for those Jews who had no place to go and they scrambled to buy all the luxury ship tickets to go to Shanghai because that was the only way you could go at that point. ” – David Kranzler

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Aug 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the many European Jews who were saved from Hitler’s wrath by escaping to a far away land in China during the early days of World War II.

My Take on it – This movie is about a suject that I’ve heard about fir years, but never had the opportunity or pleasure to actually learn enough about it.

Many people know very little of this subject and it’s a true shame because it is such an important one that people should be more aware of.

It’s extremely important that these interviewees were filmed because the people interviewed were already quite old at the time of the making of this film and many of them are probably no longer around to tell their stories.

I really liked the way that they told us the stories by the interviewees and some of the tales were quite difficult to listen to because they were mostly quite touching and heart wrenching because of the hardships involved for these people despite finding a way to escape Hitler’s wrath.

Bottom Line – Great documentary about a subject that so many people know little to nothing about.  The importance of documenting stories like these are extremely important because the interviewees are getting older and don’t have much more time to tell their stories. I liked the way the stories were told to us by the interviewees and some of the scenes were really heart wrenching to watch because the stories are not all so easy to absorb. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Won both the Audience Choice and Human Rights Awards at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2002. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

_______________________________________

Check out my *updated* movie stats here

To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link

To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)

Here is a link to my movie index A-Z

2 thoughts on “Shanghai Ghetto (2002)

  1. Pingback: Temporal Top Ten – 2002 |

Let me Know what you think!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.