The night of November 9-10, 1938 changed the lives of Jews in Germany forever. Using interview testimony he has collected over many years, Prof. Ostoyich discusses the role Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) has played and continues to play in the memories of Shanghai Jewish refugees.
Lecture by Prof. Kevin Ostoyich, Valparaiso University
Shanghai was a free port that did not require papers for entry, and became the “last resort” to find a safe haven from the Nazis. This lost world is revealed through the memories of four survivors, and through a collage of rare and remarkable film footage.
Organized by the Dept. of East Asian Studies - Japanese Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria
Established in 1999, The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival was the first festival of its kind in Asia. Films dealing with Jewish identity, Yiddish classics, the Holocaust, Israel are among those highlighted in the films being shown during this, the Festival's 15th year!
Sponsored by the Asia Society - Hong Kong Center
Co-organised by Goethe-Institut Hong Kong
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Hong KongJüdisches Leben in Deutschland
Center for Persecuted Arts
The Hong Kong Heritage Project
Photographs from 1946 documenting Jewish Refugees in Shanghai by American photojournalist Arthur Rothstein
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Northern Trust Gallery and The Joseph L. & Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation Gallery
In-Person Lecture by
Rabbi Anson Laytner
President of the Sino-Judaic Institute
Sponsored by the University of Washington
Tateuchi East Asian Library
Talk by Irene Shaland
In conjunction with the exhibition
Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
The Sino-Judaic Institute welcomes new members and works with members from around the world to help strengthen the relationship between the Chinese and the Jewish people.
Editor-in-Chief Wendy Abraham
General Editor Kevin Ostoyich
Kaifeng History Wendy Abraham
Shanghai History Steve Hochstadt
Shanghai Travel Dvir Bar-Gal