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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

One of the unexpected highlights of our visit to Shanghai, as a tribute to the righteous people of the city who did right when many did not have the courage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Recommend taking the Jewish tour along with visiting the museum. The tour is very informative and includes a visit to the museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a wonderful little museum. There is a tour that takes about 30 minutes. This is a good experience for people of all religious backgrounds (or people who are not religious at all). China was the only country to accept Jews trying to flee the holocaust. Try to leave without shedding a tear and also having a smile on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a small but well composed museum. We had a great guide who conducted the English-speaking tour - very clear and easy to understand, and did a great job of conveying the history and stories associated with the building and the people who lived in the area. While there is not much to see in the synagogue itself, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Jewish Refugees Museum effectively tells the story of Chinese generosity to Jewish refugees at a time when Western countries were not admitting those trying to escape Hilter. It also contains a very good presentation of how the holocaust as a whole unfolded

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were quite disappointed with this museum featuring such rich history in pictures which one can read through in Google. Rmb$50 is too costly for such. It's sad that the former residences of the Jews were not preserved and now dilapidated houses of the local residents. They could have preserved a unit to feature the things they use, the clothes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

History is full of quirks and accidents; and that 20,000 Jews from Germany and Europe survived the Holocaust in Shanghai is one of them. Through intervention of righteous individuals, including a Chinese and a Japanese consulate official, Shanghai became home for more than 20,000 who otherwise would have been murdered. The story of their survival is poignant, moving and stirring.

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