How Shanghai Became A Safe Haven For Jews During The Holocaust

Children of stateless refugees
Courtesy of Illinois Holocaust Museum
Children of stateless refugees
Courtesy of Illinois Holocaust Museum

How Shanghai Became A Safe Haven For Jews During The Holocaust

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust highlights the little known story of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi persecution to Shanghai, China. The exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum features 22 large-scale photographs by the late American Jewish photographer Arthur Rothstein. The photos provide a window into the lives of refugees who found tolerance and a temporary home during the turbulent years of World War II.

Reset brings you an overview of the exhibition and a first-hand account of the ordeal from a Shanghai survivor.

GUESTS: Arielle Wieninger, chief curator of collections and exhibitions at Illinois Holocaust Museum

Doris Fogel, Shanghai survivor