Tomb Raider – Israeli tour guide leaves no gravestone unturned in bid to save Shanghai’s Jewish history

In a dank apartment in Shanghai’s most famous ghetto, which 70 years ago housed at least 20,000 Jewish refugees, a huddle of tourists, mostly Jewish-American retirees, are watching a TV screening of an excavator hauling a gravestone out of a mudflat.

One of the guests, 79-year-old Bill Feldman, is struggling to stay awake in the baking summer heat. He nods off, jolts awake, and then wonders aloud if a man he met in Los Angeles, a Jewish boxer who spent two years walking from Eastern Europe to Shanghai, ever walked through this community.

Back on TV, several trucks are shuttling a collection of tombstones from one storage depot to another….

Awesome Article: Tomb Raider.

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