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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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Address: 62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-65126669
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum contains the site of one of only two...
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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interesting snapshot of shanghai's jewish history

little gem of history that provides plenty of information about part of shanghai's history that is relatively underexplored. well worth seeking out - one of those places that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

little gem of history that provides plenty of information about part of shanghai's history that is relatively underexplored. well worth seeking out - one of those places that you don't know how long it will be there or in its current state

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This museum has some nice and well kept exhibits. The free tour guide was nice, but maybe not as knowledgeable as we hoped for. The descriptions are fine,...so tour guide is actually not needed. This part of history (China saving EU jews) was very very new to me and therefor great to go. Please know that the museum is not... More 

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Belvedere, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Old Shanghai architecture - interesting building. Very poignant exhibits. The exhibits were reminiscent of those at Holocaust exhibits in Europe and the United States Holocaust Memorial. Aside from this - I was reminded of the freedom we enjoy in the United States and an old Mandarin saying a very close friend taught me about being grateful to the people who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Finding out that the Chinese Consul to Vienna saved more than 25,000 Jews from the Nazi death camps was a completely new piece of history for me. The museum is excellent on many dimensions: it is a mini-holocaust museum, a historical site for old Shanghai culture and a living story of many survivors and how they have flourished after being... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I brought my MIL there, actually in April 2012, I think, as part of a visit of Hongkou. We walked around the houses where many of the Jewish refugees used to live in and visited the museum. I was fascinated by this bit of history where Shanghai actually gave refuge to Jews that wouldn't be taken in elsewhere in the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Visit here to learn of a not-very-well-known history of Shanghai. Thousands of Jewish refugees from Europe found a warm welcome in Shanghai when most of the West couldn't be bothered. The museum is in a synagogue. You'll receive a friendly English-speaking guided tour if you wish. On the top floor is a Concentration Camp display. A walk around the neighborhood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The museum it self is well done. China found many of the refugees and interviewed them for the exhibits. Lots of great stories. This is best done with a tour guide to walk you around the neighborhood and show you the refugee built buildings still in use, and the park that is paid for by other countries as a thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

this is a great small museum telling a story of how a town became a sanctuary when chaos ruled the world. Well done

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

One of the things that impressed me was the quote that was on one of the walls by Evelyn Rubin which says how they would be starting a new life in a new city amidst an alien culture and language and it reflects the whole mood of the museum as it is a narration of the lives of the jews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It is definitely worth to attend. Great Exhibition with a free tour guide. It is opened, I believe, until 5 p.m. You need at least 2 hours, so plan it accordingly. They sell a lot of interesting books you might enjoy.

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