The Successes and Struggles of Shanghai’s Jewish Immigrants

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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. Team Shanghai and Beyond hosts your 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, and visit a local resident whose family made a living renting to Russian Jews. He’ll share some personal stories of struggles and success during that era. Finally, discover the dark history behind the British-built TiLanQiao prison, formerly known as the “Alcatraz of the Orient”. 

Note: the tour ends at an atmospheric restaurant that specializes in Sichuan farmer style cuisine. Your hosts will arrange a round table lunch (separate cost)

Wednesday, November 15

9:15 am Registration, 9:30 am-12 pm

Meeting point: 62 Changyang Road, HongKou

255 Changyang Road, Hongkou

RMB 300 (includes museum tickets) 

Please email by November 12, under subject type “Refugee Museum” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. Please indicate if you would like to join in the optional lunch after the tour. SEA cancellation policy applies after November 15. SEA coordinator is Parke Wiegman, mobile: 186-1619-1251.