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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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Small-Group Walking Tour of Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto

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Fascinating Museum

Well worth taking the Jewish Tour which includes the Museum. One of the most interesting Tours that we did

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Having lived in Austria for some years , this museum pales in comparison to those in Europe like Mauthausen ..... The museum is out of the way from the city centre though accessible by metro via Line 11 Tian Lan Qiao Station. entrance fee is RMB a 50 It has a gallery where Austwitch provides the gallery materials and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Well worth taking the Jewish Tour which includes the Museum. One of the most interesting Tours that we did

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Jericho, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Recently visited Shanghai and took a tour of the Jewish Synagogue. Very interesting and informative. I was unaware that 30000 jews escaped the holocaust by coming to Shanghai. Some very interesting photographs of WW2 and Shanghai

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I must admit that I found this place and surrounding area by accident while walking along the riverfront taking a detour. I was not aware that there was a Jewish ghetto in Shanghai and found the museum fascinating. I am a big history buff and came back with local friends a week later to gain access to some of the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Not too flashy from the outside but well done from the inside. Highly recommend for everyone who visit Shanghai, at least for me it was a completely new story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visiting this museum was one of the highlights of my trip, and I would tell anyone going to Shanghai not to miss it. The museum presents the story of Jewish refugees in Shanghai in a very tasteful yet moving way. I went to the museum knowing next to nothing about the subject, and learned a great deal during my visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A visit to the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum is well worth the effort. It tells the story of Jews from Germany, Austria, Poland and Russia very well indeed. What is not well known is that a Japanese consul in Lithuania put himself at risk by flouting his instructions and giving out false 'transit visas' to several hundred Jews in Kovno,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Tiny museum that used to be THE synagogue for the Jewish refugees coming to Shanghai. There is a chapel on the first floor and exhibits of Jewish paraphernalia on the second. There is a wall outside listing the names of 20,000 refugees taken in by Shanghai from Europe during WWII. We did find names of relatives there. The guides are... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The jews came to shanghai to flee from the terrible situation in europe and had their haven found in shanghai and lived i that area. Not much is left but the syngoge and a small museum on the first floor of the synagoge. Short tours are offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A pleasant surprise is instore for those visiting, although the museum is small it is well presented and the restoration has been done very well unlike many in China where rip it out and replace it is order of the day. We were given an excellent guide who was actually a volunteer from one of Shanghai's universitys, she did an... More 

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