Black and white photo of a woman smiling into the camera, sitting in a rickshaw

Little Vienna in Shanghai

Immediately after the National Socialists seized power in Austria in March 1938, Jewish women and men were marginalized, humiliated and persecuted. The possibilities to leave the country increasingly dwindled. Harassment, the necessity of leaving all possessions behind, and the fact that many countries sealed off their borders made any prospect of escape difficult. Shanghai was an international special zone that did not require a hard-to-get visa, yet the German authorities required an exit document, whether it was a visa or a ship ticket. Dr. Feng Shan Ho, the Chinese Consul General in Vienna, issued thousands of these life-saving visas, against the Chinese government wishes.

For many Austrians, Shanghai, the “City upon the Sea,” represented the last hope for refuge. The voyage there entailed a week-long sea crossing or an exhausting land journey across Siberia.

The new home away from home posed great challenges to most refugees. However, the Viennese quickly organized a “Little Vienna” in China, where, in addition to restaurants such as the “White Horse Inn”, there were coffeehouses with Viennese pastry and coffee specialties, sausage stands and wine taverns. Sports clubs and newspapers were founded, and the many refugee artists offered a diverse range of musical evenings, operettas, cabaret and theatrical performances.

Current Dates

  • Thu. 29 Oct 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Oct 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 01 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 09 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

November

  • Tue. 10 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 16 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 17 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 23 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 24 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 Nov 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

December

  • Tue. 01 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 02 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 03 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 04 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 06 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 07 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 08 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 09 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 10 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 11 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 13 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 14 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 15 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 16 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 17 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 20 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 21 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 22 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 28 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 29 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 30 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 31 Dec 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

January 2021

  • Fri. 01 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 11 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 12 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 18 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 19 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 31 Jan 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

February 2021

  • Mon. 01 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 02 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 07 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 08 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 09 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 11 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 14 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 15 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 16 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 22 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 23 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Feb 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

March 2021

  • Mon. 01 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 02 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 07 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 08 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 09 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 11 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 14 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 15 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 16 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 22 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 23 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 29 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 30 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 31 Mar 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

April 2021

  • Thu. 01 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 05 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 06 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 09 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 12 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Apr 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.