Theatrical performance

In the 1940s, the Zhoushan Road of Shanghai was nicknamed “Small Vienna” and this name mainly came from the Jews who lived here. The Jews love art and even when they fled from their homes, they maintained their passion for art. Many stars have emerged from there and become famous. After settling down in Shanghai, the Jews started to form some art groups and staged some plays on the old stages of Zhoushan Road in Yiddish, always attracting a lot of audience.

Oil painting, Theatrical Performance (Photo Credit: CC - BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Oil painting, Theatrical Performance (Photo Credit: CC – BY Zhang Ping, Chinese Jewish Cultural Foundation)
Theater performance at the Alcock Heim stage in Hongkew (Photo Credit: CC - BY Ursel Joshua, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)
Theater performance at the Alcock Heim stage in Hongkew (Photo Credit: CC – BY Ursel Joshua, 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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