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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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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
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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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If you like history this place is for you ... Very well maintained museum near to subway ... Entry is Rmb 20 with free guide service...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history this place is for you ... Very well maintained museum near to subway ... Entry is Rmb 20 with free guide service...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tells the story of the jewish refugees really well, with video interviews of survivors. Though the museum does leave something to be desired in the department of historical objectivity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids joined me to visit the museum. The came because I wanted to go, but they truly enjoyed themselves spiritually and educationally. None of us knew how deep Chinese and Jewish relations have far they have gone back. We learned that it went as far back as the 9th century. Jews were so popular that they all intermarried quickly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time. So much history in Shanghai. We did the whole museum which is small but super informative, and the little girl who walked us around and told us more was wonderful. Very cheap too, only 20 RMB per person. I would have gladly paid more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a small museum, there is a lot to see. They offer a free audio tour through an app which was nice. There is no shortage in memorabilia and information!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 July 17, 2016

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 July 16, 2016

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 July 15, 2016 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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Staying in Hongkou

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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 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.