Edmund Immergut

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Austrian refugee Edmund Immergut found safe harbor in
Shanghai, China, where he arrived in the 1930s. Over 10,000 Jews escaping Nazi
rule lived in Shanghai during the war. See more of his documents from his time
in Shanghai here.

Image: Courtesy of Leo Baeck Institute

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