Old Bridge, NJ – June 1, 2016 – Local resident and ghetto survivor Henry Meisel will appear at the Old Bridge Public Library on Sun. June 19th at 2pm for a documentary screening and discussion about the Shanghai Ghetto.
The 2002 documentary, Shanghai Ghetto, examines the plight of 20,000 German and Eastern European Jews who were stripped of their possessions and rights in the 1930s and forced to flee to an unlikely destination to avoid persecution from the Nazis. Unprepared for life in a port city in the Far East, thousands spent years attempting to resume their lives. Meisel, who lived for ten years in Shanghai, China, will speak about his experiences. The award-winning film was directed by Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann. A question and answer session will follow the discussion and 95 minute screening.
The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted “Best Public Library in Middlesex County” by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.