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Rose Horowitz was born as Rahma-Rose Jacob on November 3, 1924 in Shanghai. Her mother’s family was among the oldest Jewish settlers in Shanghai. After the Japanese takeover of Shanghai in December, 1941, the Jacob family lost jobs and possessions. Horowitz and her mother went to Canada in 1949, and then to the United States. She married George Horowitz, a Viennese refugee from the Nazis, who also spent the war in Shanghai. They live in Los Angeles. Rose Horowitz is active in the Skirball Museum’s work on Jews in China.