"Jewish Refugees in Shanghai"

(Through May 31) — This multi-branch exhibition includes images and ephemera of European Jews who were displaced during the war, films and lectures about their time in China, and a discussion about their eventual emigration to the United States.

When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, he issued a series of anti-Semitic decrees, depriving Jews of their civil rights. With the outbreak of WWII, many Jews chose to flee their hometowns, and a considerable number of them took refuge in Shanghai, China — a city they could travel to without a visa. Around that same time, students from the Mir Yeshiva in Vilna, Lithuania, also made their way to East Asia to escape the Nazi regime, setting up yeshivas in their new home. Many of these students — and their families — emigrated to Brooklyn following Japan’s surrender in 1945.

March 11- May 10 at the Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn:

MON 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
TUE 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
WED 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
THU 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SUN 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

April 22-May 31 at the Kensington Library, 4207 18th Ave., Brooklyn:

MON 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
TUE 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
WED 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
THU 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRI 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Sunday, May 19, 2019 (All day)


Kensington Library
4207 18th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11218

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