Tag Archive: shanghai

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.

Chinese Deputy Consul General Speaks at Opening of Shanghai Exhibit

Chinese Deputy Consul General Mr. Zhu Wanjin with Renata Stein, the curator of "Destination Shanghai."

On June 19, 2012, Chinese Deputy Consul General Mr. Zhu Wanjin attened the opening of LBI’s current exhibit, “Destination Shanghai” and addressed over 150 guests, many of whom were former Shanghai refugees and their families.

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.