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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
021-65126669
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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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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum. It is important to see to learn about history and to understand Chinese culture better. We would recommend this to any visitors!

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Woodmere, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was very informative learning how the Chinese people helped the refugees fleeing from the Nazi's. There was an excellent short film.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The museum documents the historical and personal accounts of Jews and local Chinese during the dark period of history. Fascinating history lesson told in an interesting and approachable fashion.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I had seen positive reviews of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum on TripAdvisor - so we knew that it was something that we wanted to fit into our time there. However, I was still blown away by the care and detail that had gone into the presentation and the preservation of the history of the Museum. Chronicling a lesser-known story... More

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Pickerington, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This attraction was a neat surprise. I did not even realize that Shanghai offered refuge to Jews escaping the Nazi faction. Great story and nice little museum. On September 3, 2014 there was an unveiling of the wall of names of the refugees. You can walk around the block to get a view of the compound where the 30,000 refugees... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I saw this entry on Tripadvisor, and when in Shangahi in July 2014 it was on my to do list. What an amazing story of some 28,000 refugees fleeing the holocaust and forming a jewish enclave in Shanghai, that was then subjected to Japanese occupation. A story well presented & retold today. After visiting the upper levels where a museum... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A real-life history lesson to be had here. I learned China took in 23,000 European Jews who likely would I have survived Hitler's rampage. This beautiful little enclave or former Jewish ghetto in the heart of this modern city speaks volumes about compassion and perseverance. Did you know raft Carter administration Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal was born to German parents... More

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Shanghang County, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Actually a holocaust memorial and refugee museum. Charts the history of the Jewish people and their long association with the city of Shanghai. There is also a sizable temple nearby which makes for a full mornings exploration!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very unique story. Learnt a lot. Very touching story of the jewish refugees who flown over in the 40's.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It has a cinema all the way to a praying room this Museam show how and when Jewish refugees from WWII fled to shanghai to get away from the Nazi's

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