The Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau. The former Portuguese enclave became a sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of refugees during World War II, including Jewish refugees from Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images The Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau. The former Portuguese enclave became a sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of refugees during World War II, including Jewish refugees from Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images
The Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau. The former Portuguese enclave became a sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of refugees during World War II, including Jewish refugees from Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images

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Why Jewish refugees in World War II fled safety of Shanghai for Macau

  • Better living conditions in Macau and travel links to Lisbon – which offered routes to potential places of freedom like America and Britain – were a strong pull
  • Author Paul French offers a glimpse of the refugees’ stories, lives and adventures

Topic |   History
The Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau. The former Portuguese enclave became a sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of refugees during World War II, including Jewish refugees from Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images The Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau. The former Portuguese enclave became a sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of refugees during World War II, including Jewish refugees from Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images
The Ruins of St. Paul’s in Macau. The former Portuguese enclave became a sanctuary for hundreds of thousands of refugees during World War II, including Jewish refugees from Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images
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