Escaping The Holocaust

Precious Gift: Rescue and Shanghai

Now on display!

Richard & Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum

Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, marks the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland. 


The US Congress designated the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, which in 2023 occurs on April 16-23.


The Johnson History Museum will offer an exhibit created by the Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn, New York. Precious Gift: Rescue and Shanghai explores how European Jews found refuge in Japan and China, far from the deadly influence of Adolph Hitler. Diplomats from Japan, the Netherlands, and Lithuania enabled travel from Europe to the Far East, where families could reestablish their lives and practice their religion. “The story of the Jews’ escape to Shanghai carries with it important lessons: the power of faith, the importance of perseverance, the role of resilience, and the imperative of survival,” said Rabbi Sholom Friedmann, Director of Amud Aish Memorial Museum.

The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum

Admission is FREE to the public. The museum is located on the 2nd floor of the restored 1916 Courthouse at 300 North Dixie Highway, in downtown West Palm Beach.

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