A letter from the Shanghai Jewish Community:


Mr. Maurice Ohana

Mrs. Nurit Gabai

Mr. Elan Oved

March 12, 2003

Dear Sirs,
Re: Jewish Tombstones of Shanghai - Saving and Restoring

We write to you today on behalf of the Jewish community of Shanghai to request funding for the “Saving and Restoring the Lost Shanghai Jewish Tombstones and Headstones” project.
It as been brought to our attention the degrading condition of the recently found Jewish tombstones. Nearly all Shanghai’s Jewish graves were lost during China’s cultural revolution. Many of them were found during the last 10 month by Mr. Dvir Bar-Gal our community member.

We seek an immediate solution and funding in order to solve this situation. We strongly believe this project is essential to preserve the history of the Jewish life in Shanghai and China. It is a duty we feel for the descendants of those Shanghailanders who lived and pass away here. Please see attached proposal.

Maurice Ohana

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