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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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Address: 62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
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Phone Number: 021-65126669
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This unique museun holds the key to some fascinating stories, tying Jewish and Chinese histories in the 20th century. We got was an excellent volunteer guide, whose explanations... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This unique museun holds the key to some fascinating stories, tying Jewish and Chinese histories in the 20th century. We got was an excellent volunteer guide, whose explanations deepend the whole experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not know this piece of history and I was glad to have visited the Museum. An enriching time for Jews in Shanghai after the war. It was lovely to read stories of their time in a country that welcomed them with open arms, even though China also had their own poverty issues etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum not to be missed, and amazing piece of history and friendship and hospitality of the Chinese people of Jewish refugees of World War II. I don't want to be a spoiler, so I will not share too many of the details, but hearing this story will warm your heart and build your faith in human... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the 1930s, Shanghai was one of the only places in the entire world to offer sanctuary to the Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. The hero of the story is Dr. Ho Feng-Shan, the young Chinese consul-general in Vienna from May 1938 to May 1940, He issued thousands of visas. This small museum tells the story well. Be sure to also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

worthwhile and very ammotinal to hear&see the jewish history in shanghai. I also walked in the area which was the Jewish ghetto. Recomended to all, A must for every jew. לדעתי , אתר חובה בשנגחאי. מרגש ומעניין.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know that there were Jewish refugees in Shanghai until I got to Shanghai, but this is a really neat museum. They had a lot of first hand accounts from Jews that migrated to Shanghai to escape prosecution. Interesting to see their stories on how they were able to get from Europe to Shanghai, how they adapted to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend in NYC suggested I go and was quite moved, as a Jew. I did not know that the Chinese in Shanghai were one of few nations that saved Jews during WWII, including Bulgaria. Although the exhibit is nothing like the Anne Frank house, it is worthwhile to see and to walk in the area which was the Jewish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unbelievable tuching place that tells how 6000 jew was saved from the holocost by getting Chinees visa...... Its a story that shuold be learent at shcool.... The jews were living together with local chinees citizrns sharing rooms together and keeping good relationship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller self guided museum that is a testament to the many Jewish lives that were saved by the Chinese. We spent about an hour at the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have family members who would tell me about stories of their jewish friends and the scene at the time when Shanghai opened her doors to the Jewish community. War is terrible and I'm glad that China was not like Switzerland. I felt sorry for what the Jews had to go through and am glad they can call Shanghai their... 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.