Shanghai, Homeland Once Upon a Time

  • Did you know that more than 20,000 Jewish refugees fled Nazi persecution in Europe and found safe haven in Shanghai from 1938-1941? This little-known story is now being told in a new exhibition in Manhattan. 

    "Shanghai, Homeland Once Upon a Time – Jewish Refugees and Shanghai" explores this fascinating period in history, bringing to life the remarkable stories of Jewish refugees finding safe refuge in China as they escaped from Nazi persecution during World War II. The exhibit includes more than 200 photos, 30 pieces of replica memorabilia, a documentary film, and extraordinary stories from this unique historical period of time.

    Find the exhibit at Fosun Plaza, Ground Floor (William Street Entrance) at 28 Liberty Street in the Financial District. It's on view for free from August 1-14 from 9am-8pm daily. - From TimeOut.

    Join the FiDi Jewish Community for a guided tour of the exhibit with Rabbi Nissi Eber.

    Wednesday, August 9th, 6:30pm at 28 Liberty St.

    Fun fact: the Rebbetzin of FiDi great-grandfather was one of the refugees to Shanghai. 

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