The literary representation of Jewish refugees in Shanghai plays an important part in Holocaust literature, which reflects Jewish suffering during World War II and traumatic memory in the wake of the war. In this essay, the author discusses the literary representation of Jewish refugees in Shanghai from three aspects: wandering as second nature with Jews, Shanghai in Jewish refugees' literary representation, and their past recomposed as traumatic memory. The author wishes to suggest that the literary representation of Jewish refugees in Shanghai exposes not only the disaster in the past but also the complexity of translating the past into the present.
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