AMWF History: Chinese Surgeon Qiu Fazu and His German Wife Loni Saved Jewish Prisoners During World War II | Speaking of China

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  1. Heleen Van 'tveld
    Heleen Van 'tveld October 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm | | Reply

    Wow, I would love to learn more about how they survived, since I recently read: Life and Death in Shanghai, by Nien Cheng, I must wonder how the German woman survived the anti-western waves of acts of violence against everyone who could be considered pro-western… Very interesting story…

  2. Susan
    Susan October 26, 2017 at 3:41 pm | | Reply

    This is an incredible story, in and of itself. It is wonderful to learn about isolated acts of humanity during a horrifying time.

  3. The best of luck
    The best of luck December 19, 2017 at 12:37 pm | | Reply

    A note for two other couples from early days of overseas scholars.

    A computer scientist named Min Nai-Ta, who obtained his PhD in Germany around 1944, married a German girl around that time. He and his wife briefly returned to China between 1952 and 1958. Min was one of the pioneers working on China’s computers. They moved back to GDR after 1958 with the approval of Premier Zhou Enlai.

    Renowned mathematician Chow Wei-Liang also got his PhD in Germany and married a German lady. According to another mathematical giant Chern Shiing Shern’s account, Chow transferred once in Germany while he was a student because he wanted to stay closer to and to woo a lovely German girl Margot Viktor. They married in 1936 and returned to China between then and 1948. Since 1948 Chow and his wife lived their life in Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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