An art exhibition named “Love without Boundaries – Jewish Refugees in Shanghai” opened at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem on May 10. The exhibition marks the history of Jews seeking shelter in Shanghai, east China, during WWII.
The gala evening was attended by distinguished guests from both Israel and China. Key speakers included Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, ICC chairman David Shimron and the Chinese consul-general to Israel, Lu Kun.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mira Altman, CEO of the ICC Jerusalem, said that she was deeply honored that the exhibition was being held in the heart of Jerusalem in co-operation with the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. She also added that it was very important to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and that the exhibit offers a unique perspective of what happened 70 years ago during WWII which is relatively unknown to the Israeli public.