|This is the presentation plaque.|
This is a rough translation, courtesy of Google Translate, with some minor touch-ups.
In order not to forget the memories - " Joseph - He Fengshan " project
of the first delegation to visit Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
For the unforgettable memories -the first group
of " Joseph- He Fengshan" project visited Shanghai
Jewish Refugees Memorial
2019-11-02 15:56:39 Oriental Network
20 th century, 30 's to 40 early years, and the
wave of anti-Semitism in Europe
under Nazi persecution crazy, thousands of Jews fled their homes. At
that time, the rest of the world either could not afford or feared offending
the Nazis and closed their doors to the Jews. And Shanghai, China,
thousands of miles away has become the " Noah's
Ark " for
Jewish refugees due to multiple factors . According to statistics,
about 25,000 Jews came to seek refuge in Shanghai at the time. Except for those
who died of illness, the rest survived, and 408 people were born .
" Joseph - Ho Fengshan " The
first mission of the project came to Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum visit, and
the museum staff retracing of this history. The project is a
Houston-based US-China Cultural Exchange Center initiated education, aims to " mutual visits " in the form of push move the Jewish people
and Chinese people understand each other, to spread the spirit of love. Of
this 20 Jewish international
delegation, 3 flew directly from Israel to
Shanghai, while 17 were born in Israel and
later moved to the United States.
In reference before the concept started in the United States Special Envoy for
Education Exchange Center in Houston on behalf of Dror Zadok. representatives of the US Educational Exchange Center Dr.
Wu Wei, president of the Houston Holocaust Museum and chairman Benjamin Warren ) Presented a gift to the Shanghai Jewish Refugees
Memorial. Zadok told reporters that this special gift was made for the
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Memorial Hall by the Houston Holocaust Memorial
Museum. He thanked the memorial for its contribution to the life history of
Shanghai residents and Jewish refugees during World War II. In the photo
frame is Benjamin Warren (left), US-China Education Exchange Center .
President Dr. Wu Wei (middle) and Dror Zadok right.
Mrs. Helene Zadok reported , five
years ago, she and Mr. Zadok also participated together in Houston Beth Hall
organized by the " Jewish Refugees
in Shanghai " exhibition view,
then Shanghai The Jewish Refugees Museum brought more than 50 exhibits and archives ,
which caused a lot of local response. What moved her most was that when the
whole world was rejecting Jews, only Shanghai opened its doors to Jews.
On behalf of the delegation,
the US envoy in educational and cultural exchange center in Los Angeles on
behalf of Dali Gott presented
the valuable information on the work
of the well-known tycoon Victor Sassoon..
With reference conduct concept, a gripping story,
depicting the joys and sorrows of the picture unfolding in front of members of
the delegation. There is both " Chinese Schindler " said the Chinese Consul General in
Vienna, Austria issued Ho risked Jewish refugees ' life and death visa " epic, there are 17 -year-old Eric Tauber . All the consulates
were thrilled to save a family by getting 20 visas to Shanghai while eating behind
closed doors; there were the dangers of Jewish refugees fleeing to Shanghai on
the cold Siberian train after the sea route was cut off by the Nazis, and after
life gradually stabilized Central European style open near the basket overseas
cafe, bar and restaurant, eventually forming the famed " little Vienna " good news; there are body now
was the Jewish heritage of Shanghai Education You Tai YMCA school information,
also reflected after the Japanese occupation of Shanghai An introduction
to the most difficult period when refugees rushed into the Ghetto (also
known as Ghetto ) .
Relief Society in Shanghai
According to the guide
introduced, there were 2 Wanduo Jewish refugees
and 10 million residents of
Shanghai Hongkou mixed population. Jews in Shanghai has been able to free
from hunger and cold, in addition to " the Jewish state inter-ministerial
committee " , " United States Joint Relief Committee ," and other rescue foreign economic
assistance and resettlement community, Hongkou area of Shanghai residents also
lent a helping hand.
The old people who are still gathered around Tangshan Road have recalled this history: At
that time, the people in the lower part of Shanghai who lived with Jews in the
isolation zone were friendly and kind. They gave up their rooms to house
Jewish refugees, helped them find jobs, lent them some living tools, and
accepted Jewish refugee children to school.
guide also introduced an oil painting called "New Year's Eve". Its
creative inspiration comes from the true memories of a Jewish refugee. On a
traditional New Year's Eve, a Chinese family invited a Jewish refugee
family to their home for dinner : " There
are not many food and drinks on the dinner table, but everyone talks and
laughs, and it is fun; careful The Chinese housewife helped them prepare the
knife and fork in advance; when they saw that the Jews were not used to eating
with others on a plate, the owner quickly divided the food into the plate in
front of everyone. "
ordinary Shanghai people to rescue, to accept Jewish refugees example, there
are many, many ......
1993 Nian 10 Yue 14 , Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin during
a visit to the site of Moses synagogue inscription, on behalf of the Government
of Israel thanked the Chinese people a helping hand in times of crisis in the
life and death of the Jewish people out of.
Reference After the outlook, members of the delegation were in the yard a
relaxing moment, but also talking about it. Ms. Ofra Weinberg from Los Angeles said she was
very happy that the former site of the Moses Synagogue was so well preserved.
It also vividly presented history through multimedia and other forms. Jewish
descendants can come here to learn about the difficult history of their own
nation, The stubborn will and optimism of the forefathers . Although
she has not personally experienced it, she has known this memorial long ago,
because a friend of hers was born here and told her the story of how her
parents escaped from the Nazi slaughter. Her friends ’parents’ The name is on
the wall of the refugee list. She also expressed her heartfelt thanks to the
people of Shanghai. Without the assistance of that year, millions of Jews and
future generations would not have a rich life now. Ms. Sylvia Yahalom ,
who was born in Israel, came to Shanghai for
the second time. She also thought it was a beautiful and
memorable spot . She also wanted to
go to the white horse cafe on the opposite side and the slightly old red brick
spires on Zhoushan Road Take a look at the old house, where it is the epitome
of " Little Vienna " , and
it was once the busiest neighborhood in the Jewish quarter.
Reference outlook began to look at the good, the ending in a relaxed
atmosphere. Because here is not only a memory of suffering, but also the
friendship of watchfulness and help in suffering, as well as the hope of going
to the poor and sitting in the clouds. He once sailed across the sea to
escape the disaster, and once settled and prospered to welcome the new life. I
believe that this memorial, which records the historical changes of the Jewish
nation, will become a permanent link between the Jewish people and the Chinese
people in the world.
( Video Clip: Zheng Qian )
( Source : Oriental
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