12 2022

Safe Haven During the Holocaust

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

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Hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education center Join us for a special tour of Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust, Illinois Holocaust Museum’s newest special exhibition! The exhibit sheds light on the lesser-known moment in Holocaust history when European Jews who had been trying to escape Nazi persecution found a beacon of hope in an unlikely place: Shanghai, China. In 1946, American photojournalist Arthur Rothstein began a project documenting the lives of Jewish refugees who now called Shanghai’s Hongkew District “home.” This virtual exhibition, which highlights Rothstein’s photographs and features artifacts from local Holocaust Survivors who lived in the Shanghai ghetto, is a tribute to human endurance, capturing both the enormous hardship and fierce perseverance of refugees and their families as they managed to not only survive but thrive. Read more about the exhibit: https://ihm.ec/shanghaiexhibit