European Ancestors – Europeans Beyond Europe – Jewish & German Migration to China

Part of the European Ancestors Series

With the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany in the early 1930’s, it was becoming a period of concern for the Jewish population. There had always been Jews in other parts of the world, but now there was increased focus on other regions, in particular the Jewish population in China.

There is a significant amount of reading material published relating to the Jewish in China alone, as this shows:

READ NOW: “Jewish Diaspora in China and Their Contributions,” by Xu, Xin, Nanda Review, Vol. 1 (Winter 2009), Nanjing University Press, 2009, pp.144-162. Click here to read the article

There was also a presence of those of Jewish faith in Latin America. There is an online exhibition at the Wiener Holocaust Library which can be viewed at under exhibition.

It is estimated that around 53,000 German Jewish population fled to Latin American alone, that was around 10% of the population. There was also around 10,000 who fled who were Germans, but not Jewish. Those that fled to Latin America, did so on tourist visas.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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