Joseph Levoff was born on July 7, 1930 in
Shanghai, China. His father was born in Manchuria while his mother came from Siberia in
Russia. Levoff grew up in Shanghai's French Concession and went to the Shanghai
Jewish School. In 1949, Levoff and his family left Shanghai for Israel. In Israel,
Levoff served in the air force for three years before being honorably discharged. After
leaving Israel in 1964, he moved to Los Angeles, and became involved with the restaurant
business. Levoff was a member of the American Far Eastern Society, which consisted of
former residents of China, like himself. He was president of this group for nearly ten
years until he moved back to Israel. The collection contains a number of photographs and
photographs albums documenting his family's experiences in Shanghai and Israel, as
well as some print materials related to Levoff's life in Shanghai.
Joseph Levoff was born on July 7, 1930 in Shanghai, China. His father was born in
Manchuria, and his mother came from Siberia, Russia. Levoff grew up in Shanghai's
French Concession, and went to the Shanghai Jewish School. He was also part of the
Jewish Club and the Foreign YMCA. The latter was where he spent most of his
recreactional time socializing and participating in numerous sporting events.
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