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Peter Max Revisits His Early Days as a Jewish Refugee

The pop artist Peter Max was born in Germany in 1938.

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Two years later his family fled Nazi Germany to a Chinese city.

And for our Geo Quiz – we're going to share his story.

Thousands of Jews sought refuge in this city during World War II.

Peter Max lived with his parents in a vibrant Jewish neighborhood there, nicknamed Little Vienna.

You may not know Peter Max's name, but you likely do know his colorful posters, and album covers.

Go ahead, look through your old records.

These days, his artwork is shown in museums all over the world, including Shanghai, the answer to our quiz, and where Peter Max is now, along with his daughter Libra.

He hasn't been back for more than 60 years.

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