It was mostly liberal Jews who emigrated from Germany to Brazil. They still have a community center in Sao Paulo today.
The Brazilian metropolis Sao Paulo now has 20 million residents. Around 70,000 of them are Jews. It is a minority which helps shape the life in the city nonetheless. Here are just three examples.
For some, Sao Paulo is a horrible place to live. But for the Jewish refugees it was a place of hope.
A large German-Jewish family meets in Sao Paulo to uncover traces of their heritage.