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Advisory board for Jew refugee museum

Global experts who have been researching on Jewish refugees have been invited to join an advisory board on Shanghai’s Jewish refugee museum to help in exhibitions, research and expansion work.

The International Advisory Board for the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum was established in Hongkou District yesterday. Twenty-seven members, including historians and descendants of the refugees, were appointed to the board.

The members, who come from China, the US, the UK, Australia, Poland and Japan, are led by Yang Jiemian, the president of the board and former director of the Shanghai Institute for International Studies.

They will help in academic research, operation and international communication of the museum as well as help in gathering resources to boost the museum’s influence, said Chen Jian, curator of the museum.

The museum is undergoing a major expansion. The number of visitors has surged 10 times from 10,000 in the museum’s first year in 2007.

The museum, inside the historic Ohel Moshe Synagogue, is being expanded from the existing 900 square meters to over 4,000 square meters by 2020.

About 20,000 Jews from Europe fled to Shanghai and other Chinese cities between 1933 and 1941 to escape Nazi persecution during World War II.

“It is a great topic on war and peace, nationality and religion, the integration of the Eastern and Western cultures, as well as the connection between the past and today,” said Yang.

“It requires many research angles and methods to reveal the truth and find inspirations from reality,” he told the board’s first meeting yesterday.


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