Threading the Needle Exhibit"Threading" SamplingSynagogues of Newark"Synagogue" SamplingJews, African Americans & JazzPics from our Jazz eventsGalleryPast EventsPast ProgramsJMNJAbout UsArticlesReviewsDays & Hrs. OpenBoard of TrusteesAdvisory BoardContactsDirectionsLinksGuestbook

Sunday, December 15th at 1 p.m.
Closing program for the John H. Less exhibit


Shanghai Ghetto is a 2002 documentary film produced and directedbyDana Janklowicz and Amir Mann - and narrated by Martin Landau. The film was awarded the Audience Choice Award and the Human Rights Award at the 2002 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. 

A gentle loving accounting of 20,000 mostly German Jews who were able to escape the Nazi's before World War II started and go to Shanghai, China, where the Japanese were in control of that city. Once Pearl Harbor occurred, the Jews, along with the Brits and other 'whites', were once again considered 'the enemy.' 

This documentary affirms that humanity is precious and we must share the past, painful as it is, to avoid its repetition.