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Jewish Museum Vienna: The Viennese in China. Vanishing Point Shanghai"

Time:2020/10/22 16:11:30        

The “Die Wiener in China. Fluchtpunkt Shanghai”exhibition in the Jewish Museum of Vienna was unveiled to public on October 20th. Li Xiaosi, the Chinese ambassador to Austria, and Mordechai Rodgold, the Israeli ambassador to Austria and other Austrian government officials attended the unveiling ceremony.

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The Jewish Museum of Vienna takes its visitors on a trip to Shanghai in their exhibition “The Viennese in China”, which is available from October 21, 2020, until April 18, 2021. The exhibition is dedicated to the history of Jewish families from Vienna, for whom Shanghai has become a place of hope. They created their “Little Vienna” in a completely foreign environment, opening up cafés, pastry shops and restaurants. The museum provides insights into this forgotten chapter of Viennese Jewish history and introduces the families who built and supported this district in Shanghai.

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During the ceremony, director of the Jewish Museum of Vienna and other Austrian officials thanked the Chinese people for their righteous action in helping the Jews during World War II. Descendants of Jewish refugees exiled in Shanghai also said that they would never forget the selfless help of the Chinese people to Jewishrefugeeswhen they were exiled in Shanghai.

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