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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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Address: 62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+86 21 6512 6669
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum contains the site of one of only two...

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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Museum on Jewish refugees in Shanghai during world war 2

very interesting place, like Yad Vashem on a mini scale , to learn about the plight of jewish refugees who managed to escape persecution in Europe and settle in Shanghai during... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very interesting place, like Yad Vashem on a mini scale , to learn about the plight of jewish refugees who managed to escape persecution in Europe and settle in Shanghai during the war, A memorial wall listing all the victims can be found in the garden. A well known contemporary personage Michael Blumenthal who served as Secretary of the Treasury... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting to learn about the history of Jewish refugees that Shanghai accommodated during the terrible time.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exciting place, a living history of humanism during the worst times of WWII. One Chinese diplomat residing in Vienna issued visas to Shanghai to desperate Jews in 1938-1940. This was not an easy destination, the least desirable actually for the European Jews. It was hard to get there: people had to travel a month by ship, it... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively small -- this once Orthodox Temple - was absolutely fascinating - a hidden gem - the names of the survivors that were saved by the Chinese were remarkable and are etched into Marble walls within the grounds. We met a couple from San Diego whose dad was born there and his name was on the wall. They even had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is especially interesting if you are interested in the history of Shanghai. Unique museum and story. Also go for a walk around the area.

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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to understand the history of the Jewish people and the hardships they faced when immigrating from Europe during the war and Holocaust. The artifacts were wll preserved and shown in a imaginative and interesting way.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's slightly off the beaten track and we wouldn't have thought to come here but the Bund was unbelievably crowded on the long weekend. It was really interesting, detailing the history of Jewish refugees who stayed in Shanghai before and during WWII. There was also a display of Anne Frank's experiences which highlighted the populist rise of Hitler in Germany.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

extremely well and thoughtfully led, including also the bund and the former Jewish quarter. As good a guided tour as we have enjoyed.,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to learn about the history that Shanghi played in saving Jews during the Holocaust. The museum is quiet moving. It is well maintained, will take less than an hour to visit. Outside in the back there is a sculptor of 6 people representing the 6 million that were killed in the Holocaust. There was also a small traveling exhibit... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much of my family was killed in the Holocaust and it was a struggle to make it through. But remembering is critical in seeing it doesn't happen again. Shanghai saved Jews and I'm grateful. The memorial is done in good taste and worth the trip to see it.

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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 the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.
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