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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
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$40.00*
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Half-Day Shanghai Jewish Cultural Tour
Ranked #10 of 1,345 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Past the special significance that the museum personally holds for me, the site was a surprise find in the middle of Shanghai. When you walk into the courtyard in the back and look at the architecture and infrastructure of the surrounding area you would never know that you were in China, but rather standing somewhere in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The adjoining annex in the courtyard is eye opening to an important, yet relatively unknown, component to one of the darkest chapters in human history. It's easy to forget China's role in the Jewish escape from persecution in Europe. However, this facility stands as a testament to an easily overlooked part of history.

Thank Justin J
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We arrived to the museum with our private guide, but for the visit itself the museum guide took over. It was intersting to see the museum assigned guide, a young Chinese woman in her twenties, taking her role very seriously. She was fluent in English and very friendly and described with affection, even reverence the role that Chinese people played in saving many Jews by offering them refuge. China was actually the one country who offered refuge while most other countries, including the USA, did not. The visit included an interesting historical review of the events. The guide described the conflict with the Japanese authorities who invaded and controlled Shanghai during WWII, and the attempts by the Chinese to protect the Jewish refugees whom the Japanese authorities decided to exterminate by order of Nazi Germany. Touring the synagogue turned museum, and viewing the artifacts and the remaining exhibits was very interesting.

1  Thank Mishki_12
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We walked from the Peace Hotel to the Jewish Quarter, which was an experience, going from opulence through less than opulence. When we arrived they rushed around to get and English language guide who was really good. I was surprised to find that China left its doors open to German Jewish refugees escaping Nazi terror. The Chinese government helped them get visas to other countries, a comment from one of the survivors was we will remember those whole helped us in our time of need

Thank MarcWeinzweig
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The history of the Jewish community Shanghai during WWII gives insight into how they lived and worked. It traces the forward history of families forward from that era to today. The contributions of those families might have been made had their families not been able to find refuge after fleeing Nazi oppression.

1  Thank cargarw
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We're not Jewish but we found a visit to this very good little museum to be a very moving experience.

Thank delltone
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