Shanghai Jewish Refugee Exhibit

Sunday, October 18, 2015 (All day) - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (All day)
Main Exhibit: Culter-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, Phoenix; Additional Related Materials: Hayden Library, ASU-Tempe campus

The ASU Confucius Institute, together with the ASU Center for Jewish Studies and the Arizona Jewish Historical Society presented a travelling exhibit of the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum.  Jewish Refugees in Shanghai, 1933-1941 documents the unique story of the City of Shanghai during the Holocaust. Shanghai was an open city, with no visa requirements, although some form of documentation was required to exit Europe.  Shanghai became a modern-day “Noah’s Ark” accepting some 18,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe.  

The exhibit brought together photos, personal stories and artifacts from Shanghai’s Jewish Refugee Museum located in the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue in the Tilanqiao Historical Area. The exhibit opened with a formal reception on October 18 at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center. For the duration of the exhibit there were lectures by specialists, films, organized tours for students, and a variety of community events involving Chinese and Jewish residents of metropolitan Phoenix. 

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