Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum receives massive donation of books –


The donor Kurt Wick found the name of his family on the wall of survivors at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum during his visit to the city in 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A collection of 8,100 books that was donated by an 82-year-old Jewish man arrived at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum on Wednesday.

The donor, Kurt Wick, first arrived in Shanghai with his family in 1939 to escape the persecution of Nazi Germany. To make a living, his family set up a shop selling handbags in Hongkou district.

Wick and his family left Shanghai in 1948 to settle in London.

In 2019, Wick brought his wife, daughter and son-in-law to Shanghai. When he saw the name of his family on the wall of survivors at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Wick decided to donate his books to help with the extension of the museum.

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