The Little Vienna Street

The Jewish nation is a nation focusing on both spiritual life and optimistic attitude. They can live frugally without losing their interest in life. Even in exile, they haven’t lost their rich cultural heritage. Once being full of exotic civilizations as the settlement of Jewish refugees there, Zhoushan Road has now become a commercial center of Jews for recreation and relaxation, a “small Vienna” in the Orient. Here, exiled art masters continue to pursue and love arts and once broken lives seem to become an integrated one filled with hope once again.

Oil painting, The Little Vienna Street (Photo Credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, The Little Vienna Street (Photo Credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Jewish refugees and their Chinese neighbors in the prosperous market in Hongkew (Photo Credit: CC - BY Horst Eisfelder, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
Jewish refugees and their Chinese neighbors in the prosperous market in Hongkew (Photo Credit: CC – BY Horst Eisfelder, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
A small street in Hongkew seemed like a street in Vienna (Photo Credit: CC - BY Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
A small street in Hongkew seemed like a street in Vienna (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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