During the second world war, 30,000 Jews managed to escape from
Austria and other parts of Europe, and made a new life for themselves in
Shanghai. Not much has been told about their story – so the friendship
that exists between the Jewish and Chinese people is not widely known.
The Journey of Hope exhibit, which opened last night in Toronto, tell
the story through the eyes of people who were there, and those who are
still there. It’s a fascinating adventure story, made poignant by it’s
daily routine and apparent normality.
I was extremely honoured to be asked to design the web site and
interactive kiosk for the traveling exhibit. The site and the artifacts
on it tell the story much better than I can. You can have a look for
yourself by clicking here or on the screen shot below.