Film about Jewish refugees in Shanghai shown in Houston

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-07 12:47:25|Editor: MJ
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HOUSTON, June 6 (Xinhua) -- In commemoration of the Normandy landing during World War II, a Chinese-made documentary was shown at Houston's Holocaust Museum Tuesday night, telling the stories of Jewish refugees and their descendants' lives in Shanghai, eastern China.

About 6 million Jewish people were killed in the Holocaust in World War II. Shanghai received more than 25,000 Jewish refugees from Europe.

The film "Survival in Shanghai," which consists of three 30-minute episodes, tells the everyday life of Jewish refugees in Shanghai Ghetto. It also collected a large amount of archived material from various museums. Among them, many documents, photos and videos were unveiled to the public for the first time.

The film is produced by Shanghai Media Group and the entire production process lasted eight months. In the film, 40 survivors from Germany, Austria, the Untied States, and Israel were interviewed.

"The key to maintain the world to facilitate good and harmonious relations among the different nations, cultures and communities, and promote exchange and interaction for the mutual understanding among different peoples. I think, it is the message the film delivers," said Li Qiangmin, Chinese Consul General in Houston, at the ceremony.