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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6512 6669
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has a good presentation and I’d recommend you to have a walk around this area , it was the Jewish Village during World War2.

Thank cwarunchalee
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was a child, my father, who was stationed in Shanghai after WWII, used to tell us he visited a synagogue there: we couldn't imagine what a synagogue was doing in Shanghai. Now I know: this curious part of WWII history is beautifully told,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Helps understand the history of Jews and migration patterns due to wars and political drivers in the last century

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is a small set of buildings including an old temple. There’s a short film to see and wonderful pictures and stories of the people who lived in the ghetto. It is quite fascinating for people who are unaware of the Jewish history in...More

Thank Sunny51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn a lot of the past even if it is painful and horrible. All must be done to prevent a 3rd WW. cos world war II was crual.

Thank Odyssey789728
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well restored facility and nice museum exhibits. Wonderful story how the Chinese took in refugees when no one else would. China should be very proud. Moving exhibits. Well worth s visit.

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Reviewed 2 November 2018

I knew very little about how china openly looked after the Jewish diaspora in the war years. Very interesting place to visit and get a view in to the past of Shanghai.

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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Went to this museum just around corner from Ocean Park Hotel it is only small but lots of information mainly re second world war and the Jewish settlements in Shanghai

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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to this small, a little out of the way Museum about the Jewish history in Shanghai. Admission was only 20RMB. The main building was a former synagogue. You have to put on shoe covers before being allowed to walk inside. The...More

1  Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Quite small but very interesting! You will learn a lot about that you probably don’t know about Shanghai. If a guide proposes a tour, accept it will be even more interesting (and it’s free)

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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
10 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