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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6512 6669
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The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum contains the site of one of only two synagogues in Shanghai, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, along with two exhibition halls. Volunteers offer informative tours of the museum.
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62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
Hongkou
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+86 21 6512 6669
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"second world war"
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"personal stories"
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"japanese occupation"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting piece of history. It captures the personal stories of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during WWII as well as items and accounts of the Jewish community in that era. Both poignant and inspiring. Apart from the museum (part of which used to be the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth an hour to walk around the museum and read about the stories of the Jews that lived in Shanghai. People such as Peter Max and Michael Blumenthal lived there. Very interesting.

Thank Sunny51
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't know the story of China opening Shanghai to all refugees,it is well worth knowing in this age of turning the displaced away. the museum is very well done. Too bad there is no longer functioning synagogue here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am always interested in seeking out the unexpected when I visit another Country or City. The Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum was no exception. Built by the Russian Ashkenazi Jewish Community in 1927,it was once the Ohei Moishe Synagogue and in the 1940's became the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum covers the time of more than 100 years of Jewish people coming to Shanghai. The main time frame, however, covers the time before the second world war until it's end. I was specially impressed by the exposition on the 2nd floor covering Anne...More

Thank Otto B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the story of the Jewish refugees running away from the Nazis just before Second World War ,mainly by boats from Marseille harbor, China under the Japanese rulers accepted to absorb 250000 of them but no boats were available due to the war needs...More

Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent half day walking tour especially for people who know ex-residents (Jewish) of this area. The nearby area and park also merit attention and remind us of the Tenement area of NY

Thank Spanishmouse
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Easily reached by subway, this historical site provides a comprehensive and beautifully-presented education into the role Shanghai played in providing a haven for Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. Don't miss the database of immigrants: you may find a relative on the list, as I did!

Thank Raoul R
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I visited just after it opened and have been back since. It's a fascinating story that you almost certainly know nothing about. Probably the only "must" in Shanghai - seriously.

Thank J S
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Dvir (our tour guide) took us on a very interesting and informative Tour of Jewish Shanghai. This included the Museum. We are not Jewish but wanted to understand Shanghai's history. You wont be disappointed.

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Hongkou
History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but
Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood.
Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during
the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can
still be found in buildings and park monuments.
Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood
throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without
taking you too far away from the city center. Some of
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Susan G
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Response from Frau M | Reviewed this property |
yes, you need to go back to the gate to get someone to open it for you. there is a selection of chinese and english books on the history of jews in china and on the stateless refugees. not sure if they accept alipay or... More
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Kayleigh F
14 December 2016|
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Response from AlcoholProf | Reviewed this property |
Normal business hours. 10-6. Check the website also
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Response from MS23CA | Reviewed this property |
Hi you don't need to have a tour guide to visit this historical place. This shows you how one man helped so many people to leave the horror of the Nazis in Europe. I took a cab to the museum which has audio guides and... More
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