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Safe Harbor: Shanghai - Surprising Stories of Jewish Refugees in World War II

October 31, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Through an exhibition, film screening and event, come and experience extraordinary stories of cultural adaptation, hope, and survival.

For Jewish people escaping Nazi Europe in the 1930s, few countries were willing to take them in. During World War II, Shanghai, China offered a rare, safe harbor, sheltering almost 20,000 Jewish refugees.

Life for these “stateless” in Shanghai would prove harsh and challenging, particularly under increasingly restrictive Japanese occupation. Confined to a “ghetto” by Japanese authorities, Jewish refugees found themselves caught between both theaters of the war.

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, a one-day conference will feature brief lectures and presentations from historical and cultural experts and personal accounts of Jewish refugees and Shanghai-landers. The event is open to the public. Lunch is included. Registration is required.

Event Location

Capital Hilton
1001 16th St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036

Admission: $25


Posted by: Chinese American Museum (Opening 2020)