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”:http://www.journey-of-hope.com or on the screen shot below.