Stories Survive: Jerry Lindenstraus

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After witnessing the burning of synagogues during KristallnachtJerry Lindenstraus and his family escaped Germany in July 1939, barely a month before the start of World War II. They made their way to Shanghai, where Jerry lived and grew up for the next seven years. He attended a British-style school for Jewish refugees in Shanghai founded by Horace Kadoorie, became a bar mitzvah at a Shanghai synagogue, and joined the 13th Shanghai (United) Group of the Boy Scouts.

After the war, Jerry traveled across the globe alone to join his mother in Colombia. He ultimately settled in New York in 1957 and worked in the import-export business.

Join Jerry for this Stories Survive program exploring his long journey from Germany to New York through wartime Shanghai.

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