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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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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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62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6512 6669
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Well kept, plenty of memorabilia and pictures of the old days, good guides. A must see for any tourist regardless of religion due to its long history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vlady C
Reviewed February 2, 2019

It presents a little known history of the Jews of Europe that prior to the 2ndWW seeked refuge in Shanghai. Their life is documemnted and lots of information. It was worth the visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RickyA1006
Reviewed January 17, 2019

As a person from other lines of cultural heritage, I had very limited knowledge about holocaust's impacts on the far eastern front. The museum has preserved very informative personal history that would have been vanished otherwise. Even though there're only few exhibition areas, you could...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ping C
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Well worth the trip! an in depth look at a tumultuous moment in both European and Shanghainese cultures. Well designed, emotionally impactful little corner of Shanghai. Helped to have an English speaking guide, a smart high school student though the museum exhibit itself offered sufficient...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susancberkeley
Reviewed January 13, 2019

It gives a very interesting perspective of one particular chapter of the holocaust.It is from the perspective of modern china but does a decent job.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Isanuk B
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Rainy day so decided to do an indoor activity. Wife suggested this little known museum. Senior admission 20 RMB. Open our eyes to history of how the Chinese save over 24 thousand Jewish refugees who would certainly perished during Hitler’s Final Solution. Like all refugees,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chills11
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I visited this place in 2016 just for random reason. After I visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Jerusalem in 2018, it became an enlighten that Holocaust still left a deep reminiscence among Jewish people. Even in the darkest holocaust period, some places, including Shanghai...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank coffeholic_lie
Reviewed December 29, 2018

There is an interesting walk to be had in the area that was the Jewish Ghetto - go to Old China Hand Bookshop for a guide book if you don't want to pay for a tour. The highlight is this museum with lots of first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian_Melbourne
Reviewed December 22, 2018

We just pass by while we are on the city tour bus, nothing much just saw a few Jewish along the way.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kevinchan_63
Reviewed December 22, 2018

It is always nice to discover a little part of Shanghai's history during the war. The museum is located near the Bund and the tour takes almost one hour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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April 29, 2018|
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Response from Frau M | Reviewed this property |
yes, you need to go back to the gate to get someone to open it for you. there is a selection of chinese and english books on the history of jews in china and on the stateless refugees. not sure if they accept alipay or... More
December 13, 2016|
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Response from AlcoholProf | Reviewed this property |
Normal business hours. 10-6. Check the website also
April 9, 2016|
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Response from MS23CA | Reviewed this property |
Hi you don't need to have a tour guide to visit this historical place. This shows you how one man helped so many people to leave the horror of the Nazis in Europe. I took a cab to the museum which has audio guides and... More