The Shanghai Jews: Risk and Resilience in a Refugee Community - Exhibit
Runs from January 15 - March 30
"The Shanghai Jews: Risk and Resilience in a Refugee Community" is an event series at the University of Chicago exploring the experience of nearly 23,000 Jewish refugees who escaped to Shanghai during World War II. This series opens with an exhibit (January 15-March 30th) on the third floor of the Regenstein Library, featuring unique historical objects, documents, and photographs donated by families who lived in Shanghai during the war.
The series is being sponsored by the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Departments of Anthropology, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and History, the Program on Creative Writing, and a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies - University of Chicago
an inter-divisional center in the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Divinity School whose aim is to nurture dialogue among the many disciplines, scholars, and students engaged in Jewish Studies at the University. Building on the particularly theoretical and interdisciplinary intellectual culture of Chicago, the Center aims to raise new questions and catalyze unexplored connections that will reconfigure the boundaries of Jewish Studies both within and beyond the walls of the University