Tag Archive for Shanghai

Last week Shanghai opened park honoring 20,000 Jewish Holocaust refugees


Life in Shanghai was marked by its own political tensions during the 1930’s & 1940’s, but the Chinese welcomed the Jewish refugees. “As bad as we had it, they had it worse. And they felt bad for us,” recalls Jerry Moses.

By Brian Schaefer


Beginning in 1938, as Jewish persecution by the Nazis went into high gear, approximately 20,000 Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai, one of the few safe havens in the world that did not require a visa.

On Sunday, a Jewish Memorial Park was opened at the Fushouyuan cemetery in that city’s Qingpu district in their honor. Continue Reading »

WATCH: China makes lovely video after Israel thanked them for saving Jews




Last month, the Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai released a public service video to thank China for rescuing thousands of Jews during World War II.

Chinese say Thankyou to Israel – Screenshot

On Thursday, the gesture of gratitude was returned by some Chinese students of Hebrew who made a video of their own to say, “You’re welcome.”

In the clip, which was produced by China Radio International, Shanghai locals are seen holding signs in Hebrew saying “You’re welcome,” “Don’t mention it,” and “Happy to help.” Continue Reading »