Yan Shuang (centre), deputy director general of the Shanghai Publicity Department, unveils a copper wall displaying the names of Jews who took refuge in Shanghai during the 1930s and 1940s.Photos: AFP, Alice Yan, Corbis Yan Shuang (centre), deputy director general of the Shanghai Publicity Department, unveils a copper wall displaying the names of Jews who took refuge in Shanghai during the 1930s and 1940s.Photos: AFP, Alice Yan, Corbis
Yan Shuang (centre), deputy director general of the Shanghai Publicity Department, unveils a copper wall displaying the names of Jews who took refuge in Shanghai during the 1930s and 1940s.Photos: AFP, Alice Yan, Corbis
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How Shanghai opened its doors to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution

Nazi stormAmong thousands of Jews who fled to the city was a teen who later became a US Treasury secretary

Yan Shuang (centre), deputy director general of the Shanghai Publicity Department, unveils a copper wall displaying the names of Jews who took refuge in Shanghai during the 1930s and 1940s.Photos: AFP, Alice Yan, Corbis Yan Shuang (centre), deputy director general of the Shanghai Publicity Department, unveils a copper wall displaying the names of Jews who took refuge in Shanghai during the 1930s and 1940s.Photos: AFP, Alice Yan, Corbis
Yan Shuang (centre), deputy director general of the Shanghai Publicity Department, unveils a copper wall displaying the names of Jews who took refuge in Shanghai during the 1930s and 1940s.Photos: AFP, Alice Yan, Corbis
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration.