Exodus: Flight from Nazi Germany


Many German and Austrian Jews found refuge in Shanghai. In the late 1930s, it was the only place in the world that allowed entry with neither a visa nor a passport. Shanghai Jewish residents gathered together in the impoverished ghetto of Hong Kew. Many arrived with nothing, but worked together to build an emigrant community with schools, newspapers and cultural events. Enduring hardships and privations, they waited for the war to end.

resident certificate
Shanghai residence certificate for Liselotte Isaack
boat ticket Boat passage to Shanghai from Trieste, Italy
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