Remembering Shanghai ghetto

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Survivor testimonies, plus a candle lighting ceremony, were among the poignant tributes paid during a Holocaust memorial at the Young Israel of Midwood in tribute to the 20,000 Jews who sought refuge in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during World War II.

The Yom Hashoah commemoration recalled the horrors of one of history’s sinister periods with a commemorative program at the synagogue, 1694 Ocean Avenue, attended by area dignitaries, veterans and residents.

The Shanghai ghetto was an approximately one-mile area in the Hongkou District which provided a haven for Jews fleeing from Nazi Germany, Austria, Poland and Lithuania.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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