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GMP Virtual Tour of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

Date(s) - Wednesday, January 12th
7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST


dsc0801-version-2Since its establishment, the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum has been trying to preserve the history of about 20,000 European Jews who fled to Shanghai in order to avoid persecution by the German Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. At that time, most countries closed doors and Shanghai became the only option for those desperate Jews. During their stay, they received kindness and generosity from their new Shanghai neighbors, especially after the establishment of the Designated Area by the Japanese authorities in Shanghai. 

Explore historical artifacts and stories of Jews taking refuge in Shanghai, which focus on their resilience and optimism under difficult circumstances, as well as their friendship with the Chinese people, which shows warmth and strength of humanitarianism.

This program will be shown via Zoom, please register to receive the full login information.

– Museum Members FREE
– Nonmembers $10 | BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE


In connection with Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, October 8, 2021 – January 30, 2022. 

About Global Museum Passport (GMP): Virtual Home Edition
Travel to exciting destinations and visit venues around the world from the comfort of your couch with Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s new online adventure series, ‘Global Museum Passport: Virtual Home Edition’. Partnering with international colleagues, we will journey to different countries each month to tour special exhibitions, traverse historical sites, and view collection highlights.

About Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
Set up in November 2007, the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum is the only existing historical site in China that had witnessed the life of Jewish refugees who escaped German Nazis’ persecution. In August 2018, the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum began its expansion project and the renovated Museum opened in December 2020, with indoor space increased from 929 to 4,000 square meters. The new exhibition tells more than 150 stories of Jews taking refuge in Shanghai and shows nearly a thousand pieces of historical materials.

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