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'Jewish Refugees in Shanghai' photo exhibition

15 Sep 2016 - 14:30

The 'Jewish Refugees in Shanghai' photo exhibition brings together for the first time photos, personal stories, and artifacts from the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum. The Confucius Institute at UCT invites you to view this unique exhibition from 26-30 September at UCT's Leslie Social Foyer on upper campus, and from 28 November to 23 December at the SA Jewish Museum in Cape Town.

 

Jewish Refugees in Shanghai Photo Exhibition

 

From 1933 to 1941, Shanghai became a modern-day 'Noah’s Ark' accepting over 18 000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe. Most were from Germany and Austria, but the refugees also included students of the famed Mir Yeshiva, the only yeshiva in occupied Europe to survive the Holocaust.

In the 'Designated Area for Stateless Refugees' in Ti Lan Qiao historic area of Shanghai, Jewish refugees lived harmoniously with local Chinese, overcoming numerous difficulties together. By the time the Second World War ended in 1945, most of the Jewish refugees had survived.

The Jewish Refugees in Shanghai Exhibition (1933-1941) brings together for the first time photos, personal stories, and artifacts from Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum.

For more information, please contact Qiling.Ying@uct.ac.za