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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Most people do not know that Shanghai housed 25,000 Jewish people during WWII when most countries refused them. The museum installation is beautifully done with great stories and quotes from the refugees themselves, although it is very interesting to see how the Chinese government tells this piece of history. There are enough artifacts to give a sense of the community... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was an informative look into Jewish life in Shanghai. Both at the begining of the 20th century and again through the 2nd world war. The Chinese tour guide was full knowledge and insight. This is a must see along with a walk through the ghetto. If you do have more time a guided tour of the ghetto is recommended.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Shanghai had a short but very significant roll in the Jewish refugees life. In Shanghai was quite large community of Jews that sat in the city for long time and the recently arrived refugees from Europe. the museum , that used to serve as the synagogue of the community , gives a good view of the reach life of the... More

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Worth visiting for those interested in Jewish history. No longer a working synagogue but can be used for special functions such as weddings. Good displays and use of space.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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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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