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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Westbury, New York
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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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Manila
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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very respectfully curated and, with a volunteer guide, we were able to trace the route of the Jewish refugees from Europe to China and beyond. The short video was informative, the exhibits telling as well. And just an FYI, the bathroom at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum was the most modern and cleanest I found in a public place throughout... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had an excellent guide who gave us a lot of interesting facts about the Jewish presence in Shanghai. If you have time, it is worth the visit.

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This museum presents information of nazism, specifically about extermination camps. Of course it is a very sad place, however it is important to know about world history. Museum is small and just a fill pieces are available to be seen. It is very clean and well organized. To go by public transport, you may take Metro line 4 and drop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I had no idea so many Jewish refugees survived the war in China, The shul and area were interesting and the tour well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

As far as museums go, this place is fantastic. All of the information is clearly presented, and they don't overload you, they even provide free tour guides in English. It is really nice to see a living, breathing piece of Jewish history that most people are not aware of. I will say this: the facts presented - while not overtly... More 

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