Hongkew Ghetto Walk
Time & Location
About the Event
The horror of Hitler’s Germany caused tens of thousands of Jewish families to leave their homes behind and flee for their lives. But where could they go? Rumors circulated that there was an international port in China that did not require a visa to enter – Shanghai! So in the late 1930s and early 1940s, some 20,000 European Jews risked everything to get here. But soon the Japanese military occupied Shanghai and established internment camps for enemy nationals (like the British and Americans). The Japanese came under pressure from their German allies to destroy the Jews here, and for reasons still unclear, they chose not to build concentration camps, but designated an area in Hongkew (Hongkou District) where the European Jews were required to relocate. Join Historic Shanghai’s president Patrick Cranley on a walk through the fast-disappearing old Hongkew Ghetto and a guided tour through the newly-renovated Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.
Friday, April 23
9:45 AM Registration, 10 AM to 12 PM
Dalian Road metro station, exit 4, street level
535 Dalian Rd.
(metro line 12 to Dalian Road station, exit 4)
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
62 Changyang Rd.
(metro line 12 to Tilanqiao station, exit 2)
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