Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust

“Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust,” produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, documents the experience of more than 18,000 Jews who escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe to Shanghai, China between 1938 and 1940.

Forced to flee their homeland, these Jews became “stateless refugees” and were denied entry into most countries. Several countries restricted the flow of immigration during the war, especially for Jewish refugees.

As an open port, Shanghai was one of the very few places that stateless Jews could disembark without passports or visas. As a result, Shanghai became an important, life-saving refuge for thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

The exhibit, comprised of photographs and documents, presents the complex Jewish community in Shanghai that resulted from this emigration.

The exhibit is graciously underwritten by Leslie Alexander and the Houston Rockets, with special thanks to Continental Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

March 2, 2007 - August 5, 2007

Central Gallery

M: Closed
T-W: 10 am to 5 pm
Th: 10 am to 8 pm
F-Sa: 10 am to 5 pm
Su: Noon to 5 pm