Jewish Grocery

The Jews who are well known for their business wisdom also brought their business wisdom to Shanghai, which was the trade center of the Far East. Although they were penniless when they just arrived in Shanghai, the Jews especially the young Jews were full of hope and confidence. They started their business from scratch. A small group of people set up and opened one store together, and boomed the business with their wisdom and credit. Shanghai residents then often visited their grocery stores to purchase the commodities.

Oil painting, Jewish Grocery (Photo Credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, Jewish Grocery (Photo Credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Hans Lowenstein's Grocery on Gongping Road (Photo Credit: CC - BY Robert Kats, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
Hans Lowenstein’s Grocery on Gongping Road (Photo Credit: CC – BY Robert Kats, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
The whipped cream made by Cafe Louis on Ward Road was very famous (Photo Credit: Horst Eisfelder, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
The whipped cream made by Cafe Louis on Ward Road was very famous (Photo Credit: Horst Eisfelder, 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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