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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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Address: 62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 021-65126669
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Very informative, good quality

The history of the Jews who came to and then fled Shanghai is particularly interesting. The museum brings this history to life. It is not very large, but it is very informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The history of the Jews who came to and then fled Shanghai is particularly interesting. The museum brings this history to life. It is not very large, but it is very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit, albeit no on the top of the list. It is rather small but does have some interesting color on the WW2 in Shanghia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on tour with Dvir Bar-Gal Tour/s of Jewish Shanghai. We went to the museum. It is well kept, clean and professional, small but to the point. It shows the life and times of the Jews escaping the German persecution of the 30/40's in Europe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting visit regarding the Jewish refugees who fled Europe. The venue is easy to get to by subway. The exhibition is of good quality and so was the tour. I would recommend this place to anyone, as this evidences the diversity of people who lived in Shanghai during the second world war. By the way the museum is in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place with a fascinating story.The Jewish Ohel Moshe Museum and Synagogue tells a fascinating story of 23,000 Jews who escaped Nazi Germany by coming to Shanghai.This is a great piece of little known history in Asia. The museum is small but well designed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well-maintained and informative museum in the Hongkou District of Shanghai, where once the majority of the 23,000 Jews who fled Europe in the 1930s settled, presents a lesser known aspect of Shanghai, Jewish, WWII and Holocaust history. Pretty easy to find -- just a 10 minute walk from the Dalian metro station -- and well worth a... More 

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Shiraz, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is intresting enough if you take time to read everything and watch every clip showed in there. But if you can wait for the volunteer tour guide to start the tour and explain everything to you it's much better, the guides speak good english and can amswer all your questions. Also they are really friendly and kind.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum is well maintained. It was a bit hard to find it. There is a30 minute guided tour as part of the ticket. Adds to the story of the Jewish community who were persecuted in Europe. The Chinese were very helpful to the Jewish migrants in the War. Must visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those interested in a Chinese chapter of Jewish history , it is nicely presented and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went by here because my Friends family spent the war here. The museum is nicely done and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. There is a memorial wall with the names of the people who lived in the Jewish Ghetto which is taken from a census done by some of the people who lived there which is also really cool... More 

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History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood. Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can still be found in buildings and park monuments. Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without taking you too far away from the city center. Some of the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.