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Image ID15216
TitleFather Jacquinot and Telfer-Smollet, chairman of the Chinese International Relief Committee
CollectionVirtual Shanghai
PhotographerKarl Kengelbacher
Caption in album or on mountAll titles appear as they were listed on the document provided by the holder of this collection. Whenever a change has been made, the original title appears below. As a rule, all Chinese names have been turned in standard pinyin. "Father Jacquinot finally was able to create a neutral zone for the civilian population in Nanpad [Nantao]: C.I.C. Telfer-Smollet and Vater Jacquinot"
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Note(s)Picture taken on October 31, 1937. The Jesuit priest Jacquinot worked toward and succeeded in establishing the first "Safety Zone" for civilians in Nanshi, the southern part of Shanghai, next to the French Concession. After strenuous negotiations, Father Jacquinot managed to convince the belligerants to accept the creation of the zone. Located in the northern part of the former walled city,covening about one third of its surface, the Safety Zone received about 250,000 refugees.
Keyword(s) [en]war ; priest ; Jesuit ; soldier ; officer ; military
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