The Israeli Consulate in Shanghai holds Holocaust Memorial Day
April 25, 2017
In Shanghai's Ohel Rachel Synagogue on the evening of April 24, white candles were lit for the annual holocaust memorial organized by the Israeli Consulate in Shanghai. Diplomats from 22 countries attended the event, which was hosted by Mr. Nadav Zysblat, the Israeli Deputy Consul General.
In Shanghai's Ohel Rachel Synagogue on the evening of April 24, white candles were lit for the annual holocaust memorial organized by the Israeli Consulate in Shanghai. Diplomats from 22 countries attended the event, which was hosted by Mr. Nadav Zysblat, the Israeli Deputy Consul General.
 
Six million Jews were killed during the second world war. Old pictures at the memorial event hang testament to the Jewish people's struggle in the fight against fascism.
 
According to official data, over 20,000 Jews fled to Shanghai during the second world war, escaping from Nazi persecution with the help of the Chinese people. Deputy Consul General Zysblat expressed his gratitude to Shanghai and China during a speech at the event.
 
Speeches were also given by consulate generals from Brazil, France, Ireland, Canada and the acting Consul General of Hungary, each sharing vivid stories about their people's bravery during the second world war.
 
"We will never never forget," said Zysblat.