Ward Road Gaol; Tilanqiao Prison
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Ward Road, Hongkou (now Changyang Lu, corner of Zhoushan Lu, Hongkou Qu) Shanghai
The Ward Road Gaol (today Tilanqiao Prison) had space for 7000 prisoners.The rather small new extension for foreign prisoners designed by the architect Rudolf Hamburger consisted of two buildings and a pavilion for the guards.
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Dikötter, Frank. Crime, Punishment and the Prison in Modern China. Columbia University Press, 2002.
Kögel, Eduard. Architekt im Widerstand. Rudolf Hamburger im Netzwerk der Geheimdienste. DOM Publisher, 2020.
Kögel, Eduard. Zwei Poelzigschüler in der Emigration: Rudolf Hamburger und Richard Paulick zwischen Shanghai und Ost-Berlin (1930–1955). University of Weimar, 2006, toi: https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.929.
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Victor Sassoon was a descendant of the Baghdadi Jewish Sassoon merchant family. He contributed significantly to a real estate boom in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s and helped European Jews in the Shanghai Ghetto. An ambitious amateur photographer, he produced many images of people and events of the time.
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The print was made by the artist Emma Bormann during her exile in Shanghai in the 1940s.The title suggest that the print offers a bird’s eye view from the Hubertus Court building.
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