Jewish refugees in Hong Kong celebrate Yom Kippur at The Peninsula hotel in 1946. After World War II ended, the hotel became a temporary home to Jews en route to other destinations. Photo: Fred Antman and the Hong Kong Heritage Project
Jewish refugees in Hong Kong celebrate Yom Kippur at The Peninsula hotel in 1946. After World War II ended, the hotel became a temporary home to Jews en route to other destinations. Photo: Fred Antman and the Hong Kong Heritage Project

Why Jewish refugees in World War II Hong Kong endured torrid times, as new research reveals their complicated stories

  • Hong Kong was primarily a port of transit for Jewish refugees during the war, but they faced discrimination both as refugees and for their nationalities
  • An exhibit by the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong unveils new research from the Hong Kong Heritage Project on refugees’ experiences in the city during that period

Topic |   Hong Kong's second world war history
Jewish refugees in Hong Kong celebrate Yom Kippur at The Peninsula hotel in 1946. After World War II ended, the hotel became a temporary home to Jews en route to other destinations. Photo: Fred Antman and the Hong Kong Heritage Project
Jewish refugees in Hong Kong celebrate Yom Kippur at The Peninsula hotel in 1946. After World War II ended, the hotel became a temporary home to Jews en route to other destinations. Photo: Fred Antman and the Hong Kong Heritage Project
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