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  • Summary: In April 2000, filmmakers Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann sneaked into China with a digital camera to shoot at the site of the Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai, unchanged since WWII, where thousands of German Jews found refuge in the 1930s. (Menemsha Films)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
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  1. 88
    One thing that strikes you as you watch Shanghai Ghetto is how little mingling there was between the Chinese and the Jews.
  2. 75
    May not be as dramatic as Roman Polanski's ''The Pianist,'' but its compassionate spirit soars every bit as high.
  3. 75
    A salute to those who were blessed not only with savvy and courage, but something between an uncanny sense of foresight and an unforeseen stroke of good fortune.
  4. A serious and thoughtful documentary.
  5. 70
    One of the most fascinating and least documented tributaries of the Jewish experience in World War II.
  6. Should be applauded for finding a new angle on a tireless story, but you might want to think twice before booking passage.

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