Shanghai Jewish community donates masks for the city's elderly

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/2/3 19:48:39

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Shanghai Jewish Center, a Jewish community, donated 10,000 facemasks to Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum Monday for distribution amongst the elderly Chinese population in the historic Hongkou district of the city, dubbed as the "Jewish ghetto" in the 1940s.

"We are honored to be able to help those who helped our people at a time of dire need," said Shalom Greenberg, director of the Shanghai Jewish Center.

"Last week, the world commemorated 75 years of the liberation of the death camps. At that time, thousands of Jewish people found refuge in Shanghai, particularly in this exact area!"

Greenberg appealed to the international community to join the efforts at combating novel coronavirus outbreak and help the elderly and infirm have easy access to the supplies they need.

The masks will be distributed from door to door among the citizens so as not to put people at further risk at a time when gatherings can be potentially unsafe in the face of this deadly epidemic.

Global Times

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