Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Illinois Holocaust Museum Virtual Tour: Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is Hosting a Virtual Group Tour of a Special New Exhibit…

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust - The Selfhelp Home

Join The Selfhelp Home’s private virtual tour of Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust, Illinois Holocaust Museum’s newest special exhibition on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM!

Participate in 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.

In 1946, American photojournalist Arthur Rothstein began a project documenting the lives of Jewish refugees who now called Shanghai’s Hongkew District “home.” The exhibition, which highlights Rothstein’s photographs and features artifacts from local Holocaust Survivors who lived in the Shanghai ghetto, is a tribute to human endurance, capturing both the enormous hardship and fierce perseverance of refugees and their families as they managed to not only survive but thrive.

RSVP: Contact [email protected] to register!

 

Details

Date:
August 30
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:
Menu