Rickshaw Man, Mother and Daughter

When living in Shanghai, Jews were impressed by Chinese people’s hospitality, diligence, and kindness. The mother and daughter in the photo travelled in a Shanghai man’s rickshaw every morning. Taking rickshaw was almost the most important and happy childhood memory for. Many years later, missing the childhood sentiments, she returned to Shanghai in an attempt to find descendants of the man to express her heartfelt gratitude.

Oil painting, Rickshaw Man, Mother and Daughter (Photo Credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, Rickshaw Man, Mother and Daughter (Photo Credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Jewish refugees in the rickshaw (Photo Credit: CC - BY Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
Jewish refugees in the rickshaw (Photo Credit: CC – BY Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
Jewish refugee in the rickshaw (Photo Credit: CC - BY Leo Baeck Institute and Austrian Cultural Institute ed., Destination Shanghai: Refuge for Stateless Jews 1938-1948, exhibition catalog, New York)
Jewish refugee in the rickshaw (Photo Credit: CC – BY Leo Baeck Institute and Austrian Cultural Institute ed., Destination Shanghai: Refuge for Stateless Jews 1938-1948, exhibition catalog, New York)

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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