Harbor from the Holocaust

Bert Reiner: Shanghai Survivor & Cabbage Patch Doll Engineer

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Bert Reiner’s middle-class family was forced to abandon a comfortable life in Germany for the unknown world of Shanghai, China. Bert saw poverty and deprivation, but also made friends, learned Chinese, and played games. Coming to America after WWII’s end, when Shanghai emptied of its Jewish refugees, Bert became the pivotal design engineer behind the mass production of the Cabbage Patch Doll.

Aired: 09/08/20

Rating: NR

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Harbor from the Holocaust

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