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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 wechat pay, so bring cash.
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
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 movies, then walked around the neighborhood and visited all the places mentioned in all the books on Shanghai. China is simply amazing in terms of fascinating discovery of thousand years of history, art, philosophy, sciences, medicine, ....The Chinese people are truly hospitable and kind and fun...