Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 pm
University City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
The University City Public Library’s fourth annual Holocaust Remembrance Day event features a screening of the film Escape to the Rising Sun:
In 1939, Jews lucky enough to escape the Nazis’ reach in Europe had only one place in the world to go that didn’t require an exit visa: Shanghai. Escape to the Rising Sun tells the little-known and ironic story of nearly 5,000 Jews who reached Shanghai through the USSR with the help of the Japanese Consul in Lithuania and the Kobe (Japan) Jewish Committee. In the slums of Hongkew, they lived in extreme poverty, battling disease and malnutrition; still, they worked to reconstruct elements of their culture, organizing literary, artistic, and educational programs.
The evening will begin with an introduction by Dan Reich of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. This film has a running time of 95 minutes. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
For more information about this screening, click here.