Open Wed-Sun, 10 AM - 5 PM

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust

January 11, 2022 | 3:30pm CST


For grades 6 -12 

In this professional development workshop for educators, we will shed light on a lesser-known moment in Holocaust history: European Jews who had been shut out of country after country while trying to escape Nazi persecution found a beacon of hope in an unlikely place – Shanghai, China. Through artifacts and survivor testimony, teachers will explore the political circumstances in occupied-Europe that forced Jewish refugees to flee, why Shanghai became the destination of choice for Jews, and what life was like for those living in the so-called “Shanghai ghetto”.  

1.5 Illinois Clock Hours

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