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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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The museum tells a wonderful story of the trials and tribulations of the refugees who ended up in Shanghai and their triumphs in the end. The exhibits were hard to read and the stories moving so one wants to read every one of them.
It seemed like a more unusual choice to visit the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, but I'm glad I did. It gave insight into a part of Shanghai history (and of course, Jewish history) that I was unaware of.
The museum provided background and context to...More
A really amazing story is contained in this building -- how thousands of Jewish refugees were saved by emigrating to the open city of Shanghai in pre-WWII times. The displays are well done and the stories fascinating.
A bit of unknown history. Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany were welcomed into Shanghai and created a thriving community during the 1930s and 1940s, even surviving the Japanese occupation. The Chinese government has created a memorial and tribute to the survival of these folks. Just...More
A few stations north of the center is the former synagogue, now a museum with moving exhibits of the ca 20,000 Middle and East-European Jews that fled to this city, the only port world-wide that did not require a visa. A tale of compassion, hardship...More
We took a guided tour in the Jewish Museum and learned great deal about jewish life before , during and after the second world war. Our local guide Yael Farjun took us on a journey through history of jewish population living in Shanghai from the...More
What a revelation! If you visit Shanghai, please spend some time absorbing this little known history in this well curated exhibition.
It is multimedia and located in the area of the history.
Shanghai accepted Jews fleeing Europe and the Nazis and then the Chinese opened...More
It was touching and well done, both the general story as well as plenty about the individuals involved. The mailbox where they'd try to send packages to loved ones back in Vienna (whom they knew were dead) made me cry.
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
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 wechat pay, so bring cash.