This large set of records lists European refugees living in Shanghai in 1944. These were mostly Jewish Germans, Poles, Austrians, and others who had fled Nazi persecution in 1939-40. In addition the records include Indians, Portuguese (Macanese, in the main), and many others. The records include street address, age in 1944, and occupation, as well as ‘Category’ (or nationality). Some records have the date of arrival in Shanghai.


Search Shanghai’s refugees, 1944 records

More sets of similar and overlapping records can be found online, and can also be explored. These include:

JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) Archives
Databases, JDC Archives; Names index lists, JDC Archives
Sources used include: 1955 Nominal Roll, China, Registration for Canada

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records
Containing material from Japanese archives JACAR’s website contains scanned copies of records of repatriation voyage passengers, internment camp inmates, prisoners of war, individuals, Red Cross inspections, and much more. Use the ‘Database search’ facility. When you have selected a record you need to click ‘Browse’ to view it. These records can be downloaded as pdfs.

United States National Holocaust Memorial Museum
This holds significant amounts of material, including digitised newspapers. You can search the collections here.
The USNHMM Database of Holocaust Survivor and Victim Names can be accessed here.

Wiener Library
This list of Genealogical Resources is useful.