"Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl" Top 5 Page for this destination Shanghai Shi by honestjohn
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Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, is China's largest city. The city's development in the past few decades has made it one of the most important economic, commercial, financial and communications centers of China.
Look at the above picture, just imagine, there is nothing in the same place 10 years ago.
During 2nd World War II, some 6,000,000 Jews were massacred by Nazis, as the persecution aggravated, many Jews, being driven desperate, sought refugee in Shanghai, China as a last resort.
Shanghai received more than 30,000 Jewish refugees from 1933 t0 1940, by the time the pacific war broken out in Dec 1941, there are still had been 25,000 Jewish people lived in Shanghai, Most of them resided in Hongkou District, especially the neighbourhood of Changyang Rd, Tangshan Rd., Huoshan Rd...
In the Ghetto, the Jewish people and the Shanghai residents lived in love and good neighborhood with each other. They built their homes together with their wisdom and friendship. After War, the ghetoo no long exist, however, almost all the Jews around the world know the history that Shanghai once offered valuable shelter for them, and they never forget the ghetto in Hongkou.
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