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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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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
+86 21 6512 6669
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately I was not able to take the much raved about ghetto tour led by Dvir as he was out of town during my visit to Shanghai. I however decided to make a trip down on my own and I must say it was the...More

Thank ladyshalyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide that we had personally had more interesting and organized information to share with me, she was much more conversant in the history and the background on the Jewish refugees. The museum guide really was struggling in English although she gave it a good...More

Thank travelmavendiva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to come to this museum before my visit. It is a small but excellent museum which tells the story of how Shanghai provided refuge to Jews who escaped from the Nazis. It is very moving and uplifting to experience this historical story.

1  Thank Adventuring4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum yesterday, which is a very well prepared small presentation of the remarkable Shanghai Ghetto period. Excellent artifacts well explained in a newish building. Full list of the names of everyone from the period on the sculpted plaque outside.

1  Thank Dadof32010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this museum and our guide was adorable. She was not jewish but learned all the jewish terms and the exhibits were awesome. Allow at least 2 hours don't skip the exhibits.

2  Thank J H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Though a bit out of the way for your average tourist I found this small museum to be quite interesting. The Hong Kuo district is seldom seen by visitors but I've always enjoyed it (I lived in S'hai from "07 to '14). The history of...More

1  Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Really easy to access by metro. Very interesting history of the Jewish community in Shanghai and how it allowed entry during the war. There was plenty of material in English, including the personal accounts which were really atmospheric. Amazing coffee included in the ticket price...More

1  Thank Nem45
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A small little museum dedicated to the Jews saved in Shanghai during the holocaust. Volunteers provide tours and they are very knowledgeable. The add on pavilions are well done and that is where they have a film and exhibit in English. Cafe in the courtyard...More

Thank Juliet F
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This museum tells the story of the Jews of Shanghai. There was already a Jewish population when refugees from Europe found refuge fro. the Nazis.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 14 July 2018

if you are at all interested in jewish history, then this museum is well worth visiting. there is an amazing history of the jewish people who came to shanghai during the second world war. they were welcomed and given a place to escape the horrors...More

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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
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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
14 December 2016|
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Response from AlcoholProf | Reviewed this property |
Normal business hours. 10-6. Check the website also
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