When The World Was Closed: Shanghai And The Jewish Refugees Of WWII | Downtown Alliance

When The World Was Closed: Shanghai And The Jewish Refugees Of WWII

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Dec 1, 2020
2:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
$10
Roughly 20,000 European Jews fleeing Nazism in the 1930s and 40s found refuge in Shanghai, which did not require entry visas until August 1939. The refugees rebuilt their lives in the Chinese city, and they established schools, synagogues, and mutual aid organizations that long outlasted the war. Join Holocaust survivor Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Senior Rabbi at New York’s Park East Synagogue and leader of one of the first interfaith missions to China in 1981, for a conversation about Shanghai’s remarkable wartime legacy. Schneier will be joined by Lucy Yang, reporter for New York’s Channel 7 Eyewitness News.
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Location Info

36 Battery Place
Battery Park City
New York, NY 10280