Jews on the road

After a long time of waiting, Allied forces had successfully landed in Normandy in 1944, and the horn of victory is sounding from the European Theater. With the nostalgia for the motherland as well as worry for families and friends who have not been escaped from Nazi claws, those Jewish refugees in Shanghai still felt uneasy. When the long wanted peace drew near, they actually did not know how to face this awkward situation—Killed compatriots and survived, those survived Jews gathered in the yard quietly with a sense of loss.

Oil painting, Jews on the road (Photo Credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, Jews on the road (Photo Credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
The Hongkew Ghetto before the end of war (Photo Credit: CC - BY Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
The Hongkew Ghetto before the end of war (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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