Film about Jewish Refugees in Shanghai during the Second World War.
The Port of Last Resort: Zuflucht in Shanghai is the little-known story of the Jewish refugees in Shanghai presented through the recollections of four former refugees, and a collage of evocative materials: personal and published writings, relief reports, secret documents, rare home movies, photographs, newsreels, and propaganda films.
After the film we will hold a conversation around experiences in Shanghai, focused on local survivors and their descendants. The museum will also feature a small display of artifacts related to Jewish life in Shanghai.
Ticket Info: General Public: $10; OJMCHE, IJS, and Havurah Members: $8; Students: $5
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About the Film
In the years between 1938 to 1941 nearly 20,000 European Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai, China where most would spend almost a decade in exile. The emigration to Shanghai was, for most refugees, a "last resort" to find a safe have at a time when borders around Europe were closed to the desperate Jews of Europe.
This remarkable archival material reveals a lost world when Shanghai was the Far East's most illustrious city. Extraordinary images of refugees and uncommon views of Chinese life create a compelling vantage point for understanding this story of survival.
Collaboration with Institute for Judaic Studies, Havurah Shalom, and Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
Sponsor: IJS, Havurah Shalom, OJMCHE