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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6512 6669
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
Hongkou
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+86 21 6512 6669
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"world war"
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"personal stories"
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"ohel moshe synagogue"
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"japanese occupation"
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"piece of history"
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"their lives"
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"dvir bar gal"
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"guided tour"
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"interesting history"
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"english speaking"
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"metro line"
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"interesting place"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though a bit out of the way for your average tourist I found this small museum to be quite interesting. The Hong Kuo district is seldom seen by visitors but I've always enjoyed it (I lived in S'hai from "07 to '14). The history of...More

Thank Matthew D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really easy to access by metro. Very interesting history of the Jewish community in Shanghai and how it allowed entry during the war. There was plenty of material in English, including the personal accounts which were really atmospheric. Amazing coffee included in the ticket price...More

Thank Nem45
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small little museum dedicated to the Jews saved in Shanghai during the holocaust. Volunteers provide tours and they are very knowledgeable. The add on pavilions are well done and that is where they have a film and exhibit in English. Cafe in the courtyard...More

Thank Juliet F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of the Jews of Shanghai. There was already a Jewish population when refugees from Europe found refuge fro. the Nazis.

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are at all interested in jewish history, then this museum is well worth visiting. there is an amazing history of the jewish people who came to shanghai during the second world war. they were welcomed and given a place to escape the horrors...More

Thank michaellK6094OA
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Museum complex is big, and include different buildings. Information about so sad time is easy explanation about refugees Jewish. Peoples who don’t know exactly history can easy understanding what’s happened in WW2 with Jewish. Have history some famous Jewish life stories, 2 rooms with movies...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

It was a good expirence to see Jewish place The museum is excellent place to see and remember what realities people went thrue

Thank Jacob S
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

I never heard anything about this until our group added it to the itinerary. The exhibits were well curated and had info in English. Great info, but definitely coming through a Chinese (and maybe Israeli) lens. On a practical note, they had restrooms and a...More

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting piece of history. It captures the personal stories of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during WWII as well as items and accounts of the Jewish community in that era. Both poignant and inspiring. Apart from the museum (part of which used to be the...More

Thank ShiningSchnee
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

It's worth an hour to walk around the museum and read about the stories of the Jews that lived in Shanghai. People such as Peter Max and Michael Blumenthal lived there. Very interesting.

Thank Sunny51
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Hongkou
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
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Susan G
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
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Kayleigh F
December 13, 2016|
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Response from AlcoholProf | Reviewed this property |
Normal business hours. 10-6. Check the website also
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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
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