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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
Hongkou
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+86 21 6512 6669
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"world war"
in 14 reviews
"personal stories"
in 11 reviews
"japanese occupation"
in 9 reviews
"ohel moshe synagogue"
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"piece of history"
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"their lives"
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"dvir bar gal"
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"interesting history"
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"guided tour"
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"english speaking"
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"interesting place"
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"worth the trip"
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"metro line"
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"peace hotel"
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Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank jenwegen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a school trip with the class and learned a lot about how the jewish immigrated into Shanghai. We saw an old jewish bible that was used during the time period. Overall, very interesting.

Thank ClaireZeCat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before going there, I knew nothing about the immigration of Jewish refugees to Shanghai. The museum is well made and informative, and sheds light on relatively unknown stories. Recommended.

Thank Vincent T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy to access via the Tilanqiao metro stop only 100m down the road in the Hongkou neighbourhood. It’s very informative, well presented and the volunteer tour guides add that extra bit of information required to add to the enjoyment of the outing. Even though...More

Thank garnik01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was unsure what to expect but this is a definitive worthy visit - not over crowded, a stunning building and a little bit off the tourist path (although near the metro line 10) - the stories and exhibitions are simply told with emotion and feeling...More

Thank wstokes1965
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of holocaust is well known. The part Shanghai played changed many lives and is not well known throughout the world. During the crazy time in WWII, this place shows a bit of the bright side of mankind.

Thank Ming L
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Nearby
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
...More
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Susan G
30 April 2018|
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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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Lessnaus
9 April 2016|
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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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