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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
021-65126669
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Ranked #10 of 834 attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum contains the site of one of only two synagogues in Shanghai, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, along with two exhibition... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Well I guess the 20,000 or so Jews who were taken in during WWII knew. This museum speaks to their life and times: why they came, why they eventually left and what their lives were like in Shanghai. There are three guided tours a day -- mine was at 12:30. Plan on the tour otherwise you really won't see the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The museum is located close to Dalian Road Station of the metro line 4. It's in a shady, sort of dirty and poor area of the city, but the museum, a former synagogue, is quite beautiful. I went with my cousin who lives in Shanghai and we bought the student tickets, which were only 10 RMB compared to the usual... More

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TC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our group had an excellent trip leader. Very informative and answered every question we could offer. You need about 2 hours to really soak this place in and reflect.

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Sydney, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fascinating museum, providing insight into the sanctuary that Shanghai afforded jewish refugees in the early to mid 20th Century.

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Beersheba, Israel
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

So the place was not as informative as I thought it would be, but still worth a visit The tour guide spoke broken English and couldn't really answer any question although she really tried. They present different artifacts from different times, which was cool, but they don't provide enough information on the history, IMHO. Maybe I'm being over-critical, but I... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As others have said, this is small museum that is both wonderful and powerful in terms of documenting the presence of the Jewish community in Shanghai in particular during the 1930s and '40s. The city offered sanctuary to thousands fleeing the Nazis, and the personal testimonies conveyed by documents and films are very moving in terms of how these exiles... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

An interesting look at the history of Jews in Shanghai in the first half of the 20th century. Well-worth a look. Takes approximately 2 hours if you want to see everything. I recommend going with a tour-guide.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A very beautifully renovated building, but a bit out off the beaten tourist path. It takes at most 2.5 hours to see and read all of the information.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I recently got very interested in Jewish history and the holocaust and came to know abt the role of shanghai in providing refuge for more than 20k refugees. The museum is relatively small And is situated on an old synagogue. It is located at hongkou district where the refugees lived! and at the moment some parts are still rundown like... More

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Ganey Tikva Israel
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Coming from Israel it was exiting for us to see this place. It is small and not too impressive but for us it was very important to be there.

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