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Address: Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 89 South Shui Cheng Lu, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 13002146702
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Description: Shanghai's Jewish legacy and experience. A half day eye-opening tour of an...
Shanghai's Jewish legacy and experience. A half day eye-opening tour of an extraordinary story guided since 2002 by Israeli Journalist Dvir Bar-Gal. From the media: "Bar-Gal, rich with knowledge and full of humor, takes his visitors along on a mesmerizing journey into an amazing, sweet and sour world. A world where opium dealers, old world colonialists, real estate moguls, hard working poor Chinese migrants and Jewish holocaust survivors mix. "
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Jewish Shanghai with Dvir Bar Gal

We worked hard to match our schedule to participate with Dvir in March 2015. Our tour of the Shanghai Ghetto went far beyond our expectations. This is HIS niche! He knows the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We worked hard to match our schedule to participate with Dvir in March 2015. Our tour of the Shanghai Ghetto went far beyond our expectations. This is HIS niche! He knows the history, the people, and has been inspired to do his own primary research . Our 4 1/2 hour tour flew by! We highly recommend Dvir. No one can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

i just completed Dvir's riveting and entertaining almost 5 hour tour of the Jews of Shanghai. One of the best tour guides I have ever had, Dvir takes you back in time through stories, pictures and carefully articulated historical events so that you can see and appreciate the various sites we visited. He lives, breathes and has committed his life's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Divir made a masterful presentation to all of us as he lead us back in time to the 1940s, into the lives and histories of the Jewish families as they fled to safety in Shanghai. So many of the historical monuments remain standing and punctuated our tour with the reality of standing in the same spot where friends of ours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Dvir Bar-Gal led us on a fascinating trip to an area that served as a port of last resort for refugees desperate to escape the Holocaust in Europe. While many other countries closed their borders, Shanghai remained open and the new refugees joined Jews from Russia and Baghdad who earlier arrived in Shanghai to escape pogroms and persecution. This little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The story of Jews in Shanghai is moving, life-affirming and amazing. The tour presents this story through the lives of early Jewish residents, who helped build the City. But the story takes a powerful turn when it reaches the 1930s. We learn that through the intervention of a Japanese consulate official and a Chinese counterpart, 20,000 Jews escaped annihilation. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Dvir is absolutely one of the Best and most informative tour guides i have ever experienced. His knowledge and understanding of Jewish Shanghai history is very extensive. His personal stories and commitment to preserving lost Jewish graves is astounding. Not only is he a Journalist, his commentary is both built on wisdom and insight of the Chinese culture. His historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I lived in the Jewish Ghetto during the second world war. The Japanese forced all Jewish refugees who arrived in Shanghai to escape the nazis to move to a ghetto. Life was not easy, and the tour described vividly what life was like. We visited the old synagogue, museum and other sites with an excellent history of the Jews who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dvir is incredibly knowledgeable about the wealth of the Jewish history in Shanghai. He took us on a journey back in time and brought us to some key locations where the Jews had been. He's an incredible "lecturer" who is able to captivate his audience with the stories and his on-going discoveries linked to present Jews. We had very high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Divir Bar-Gal is an expert on the archecture and history of Shanghai His passion for the city and his knowledge of the Jewish history of China and Shanghai is unparalleled This was the second time I have seen Shanhau through his eyes It's a wow !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dvir is an amazing and dedicated guide. Huge knowledge and leaves no stone unturned. The Old and the New Tour was exceptional in depth and education. A thrill and essential to give you a complete picture of the Shanghai as it was and will be. The Jewish Tour is an absolute must if you are curious regarding the Jews in... More 

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