Research

This page introduces Professor Kenji Kanno's research highlights in the Marylka Project. It will be updated periodically as research progresses, so please visit again to see news of recent research outcomes. Important research outcomes to date:

• the testimony of Maria and others who arrived in Australia after an escape journey of approximately 20,000 kilometers from Poland,

• the result of the hearing investigation in Tsuruga city, Fukui prefecture, where the Jewish refugees first disembarked; stepping on Japanese soil for the first time,

• the investigation to discover and document factual accounts of Jewish refugee life in Shanghai, the only place in the world where Jewish refugees were allowed to remain safely during World War II.

The photo was taken in the summer of 2016, when Professor Kenji Kanno was a guest professor at the University of Melbourne.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

- [Abstract] ‘Japan and Jewish Refugees (1940-1941) -In the Weyland-Jakubowicz family’s footprints’, Bulletin (Liberal Arts Section), no.50, Tokyo University of Science, March 2018.

- [Abstract] ‘The Arrival of Jewish Refugees to Wartime Japan as reported in the local newspaper Fukui Shinbun (Part I: 1940)’, Namal, no.22, Japanese-Jewish Friendship and Study Society in Kobe, January 2018.

- [Abstract] ‘The Arrival of Jewish Refugees to Wartime Japan as reported in the local newspaper Fukui Shinbun (Part II: 1941)’, Namal, no.23, Japanese-Jewish Friendship and Study Society in Kobe, 2019.

- [Abstract] ‘Was there a plan for Jewish extermination in Shanghai under Japanese military rule? –Around Mitsugi Shibata and Josef Meisinger’, Journal of Kyoto Association of Jewish Thought, no.9, June 2018.

- [Abstract] ‘Was there a plan for Jewish extermination in Shanghai under Japanese military rule? (continuation and conclusion) –Investigation into the unpublished documents of the Naval Captain Toshiro Saneyoshi’, Journal of Kyoto Association of Jewish Thought, no.10, 2019.

- [Abstract] 'The Jewish Society in wartime Shanghai as reported in Tairiku Shinpo (Part I: January-April 1939)', Bulletin (Liberal Arts Section), no.51, Tokyo University of Science, 2019 (coming soon).


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