Tag Archive: Refugee

Jerry Lindenstrauss – Life in the Shanghai Ghetto

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LBI volunteer Jerry Lindenstrauss escaped Germany in in 1939 and moved to Shanghai with his family, where he experienced the Japanese occupation. He made these remarks at the opening of “Destination Shanghai” on June 19, 2012.

Destination Shanghai: The Jewish Community of Shanghai, 1936-1949

David L. Bloch, Self Portrait in a Rickshaw, watercolor, 1943

June 19 – September 21, 2012 LBI’s new exhibition looks at life in Shanghai’s Jewish Ghetto, the last refuge for almost 20,000 German and Austrian Jews between 1936 and 1941. Shanghai was virtually the last destination for European Jews where visas were not required.

German-Jewish Émigré Journal Aufbau Now Digitized

Early Aufbau masthead (Leo Baeck Institute Library, C14)

Leo Baeck Institute has completed digitizing all issues of the German-Jewish émigré Journal, Aufbau, published between 1951 and 2004, which means the entire contents of the most important publication of the global German-Jewish refugee and exile community is now available online.

Credit Due: Eight German-Jewish Artists Persecuted by the Nazis

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This exhibit takes a close look at the experiences various artists underwent prior to their emigration and explores the phenomenon of emigration itself as an existential experience. The lives of these artists are as diverse as their artistic styles, but there are some commonalities: Most went from country to country, often unable to secure work or the right to stay.