After the Opium Wars, businessmen, missionaries, and opportunists flowed into Shanghai’s open port. Many lived a life of leisure in the foreign concessions but during WW II one group of foreigners, the Jewish refugees, were forced to live in overcrowded conditions with fellow Chinese. This walk begins with a tour of the Jewish Refugees Museum, which offers a poignant look at the personal struggles of these individuals. We’ll then walk the neighborhood of historic buildings where they lived, worked, and played. Finally, discover the dark history behind the British-built TiLanQiao prison, formerly known as the “Alcatraz of the Orient”.
Wednesday, May 2
9:45am Registration, 10am to 12pm
Jewish Refugee Museum main gate, 62 Changyang Road.
Please email email@example.com by April 29. Under Subject type “Shanghai’s Jewish Immigrants” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after April 29. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Karen Milfull, WeChat ID – karenmilfull.