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Former Jewish Refugees Say "Thanks, Shanghai!"

During the terrifying years of World War II, Shanghai was one of the few places that welcomed Jewish refugees. Seventy years after the end of the war, some of the same people who found refuge in Shanghai offer their heartfelt thanks.The Jewish refugees lived peacefully and in friendship with their Chinese neighbors. Together they went through the war ordeals but also shared happy events. Jews and Chinese invited each other to family celebrations and supported one another in tragedies. The Jewish refugees did their best to enrich their communal life and their surroundings. They opened schools, synagogues, theaters, and coffee shops. They also started a newspaper and established various sports teams.At the end of the war, most of the Jews left China and immigrated to Israel, the U.S and Australia. . . . This year, marking 70 years since the end of the Second World War, the Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai has created this film as a symbol of friendship and cooperation.


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