Jewish Refugees in Shanghai Photo Exhibition

The Jewish Refugees in Shanghai photo exhibition opened on 23 January 2016. This exhibition brings together for the first time photos, personal stories, and artifacts from the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum.

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.