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“Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust” Virtual Tour

December 12, 2021 | 2:00pm CDT


Join a virtual tour of the special exhibition, Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust, and explore the lesser-known stories of European Jewish refugees who escaped Nazism in the Shanghai ghetto. The virtual tour includes a video presentation with Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Arielle Weininger, and a live Q&A moderated by Museum personnel.

Arthur Rothstein, best-known for his Dust Bowl photography during the Great Depression, was the recipient of more than three dozen awards in photography and photojournalism throughout his career. One of his lesser-known projects included an assignment photographing the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai during World War II. These photographs – alongside artifacts donated by local Holocaust Survivors who lived in the Shanghai ghetto – are featured in the exhibition.

Non-Members: $10.00

Members: Free

Reservations are required. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.

Presenting Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsors:

Michelle & Mark Grossmann & Family
Mayor Richard M. Daley & Family
David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional Funders:

Joy and David Grossmann Family Gift Fund
Novack and Macey LLP
Cabrera Capital Markets
Andrea & Bruce Brown, in memory of Shanghai Ghetto resident Siegmund Kupferberg
Government of R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Richard & Linda Price
Michael Marchese
Golder Family Foundation

Media Partners:

Community Partners: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago; Chinese American Museum of Chicago; Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute; Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community; Sheerit Hapleitah of Metropolitan Chicago

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust is presented in partnership with the Arthur Rothstein Legacy Project. All photos by Arthur Rothstein, Shanghai, China, 1946.

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