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“Learned something”

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert
Ranked #18 of 1,316 things to do in Shanghai
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Learned something”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We never knew that the Chinese saved over 20,000 Jews by issuing Visas and settling them in Shanghai. Manynew facts learned despite visiting Dachu and Berlin. The metro stop is Dailan on the purple line or the number 4. Walk out on Changyang Road and it is at most a ten minute walk. Make sure you walk up to the third floor of the synogague. There are tours but you can do it on your own and learn new history.

Visited December 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“Jewish in Shanghai”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

It was nice to see old photos of jewish folks in Shanghai, the video is very good, the actual museum it's not that impressive, you can do the whole thing in 30 min max, from a history perspective its good to see that Shanghai was the only city with no restrictions (in the amount of jewish accepted at the time of the war)

Visited October 2012
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“A must go for every Shanghai visitor”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Before I went to see this museum I never knew there were the Jewish refugees in China. And I consider myself very informed on WWII and the Holocaust. The story is amazing and would be a great movie idea for Spielberg.. Visiting the museum really made me see the Chinese people in a different light. The entrance fee is 50RMB and it is well worth it. It includes an English speaking guide, and since there were no other guests but us, we received a private tour. The guide was quite knowledgeable and answered most of my questions. He also explained to us how to get to the Jewish park after the museum visit. Definitely a must go and bring your kids.

Visited November 2012
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a place all must visit. Show how those in Shanghai helped those needing refugee status during WW2 - very nicely presented and our private tour guide was great!!

Visited November 2012
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Suzhou, China
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“small, but interesting Museum and neighbourhood”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

The museum is fairly small but has some interesting areas and rooms about Jewish refugees in Shanghai, with some touching personal stories, upstairs is dedicated to facts about the Holocaust. The surrounding neighbourhood and park, the former Jewish refugees quarter, are interesting to walk around to see the architecture. museum costs about 50 rmb, so not cheap, but a tour guide is included. i bit off the beaten track but an interesting insight into a part of Shanghai history.

Visited October 2012
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