Farewell Shanghai

After the World War II, China soon turned into the period of Civil War, when the Jews successively left China for escaping from the violence on the one hand, and returning to their homes on the other hand. During the days when they went through thick and thin together, the Jews had already forged profound friendship with residences in Shanghai. This picture is considered as an affectionate farewell of Jewish refugees to China and Chinese people who once helped them. They came from the sea and left by sea. As they left, however, Chinese would never forget the friendship between Chinese and Jewish.

Oil painting, Farewell Shanghai (Photo Credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, Farewell Shanghai (Photo Credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Goodbye, Shanghai! Jewish refugees leaving Shanghai for new settlements in 1947 (Photo Credit: CC - BY Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
Goodbye, Shanghai! Jewish refugees leaving Shanghai for new settlements in 1947 (Photo Credit: CC – BY Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)

Special thanks to Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum for providing the sources of literature and photo on this topic. Further contact with Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation (CJCF) via email: postmaster@cjcf.org.cn‍.

About the Author
Xinyao Chen served as founder assistant of Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation (CJCF). In 2013, he started his M.A. studies in Nonprofit Management at the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University.
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