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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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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
62 Changyang Road, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6512 6669
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Reviewed today

Excellent place to visit very interesting takes about 1 to 2 hours to go around depends how much to read just a shame the cafe wasn’t open to get a drink but well worth a visit

Thank NigelW1235
Reviewed 3 days ago

LIke ladyshalyn wrote, you can do the experience by yourself. That's what it is...it's an experience. The visit to the area is worthy of the time and opens up a new perspective of China humanity and European inhumanity (I won't delve into any of that...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating look at how Shanghai saved so many lives. Very worthwhile and moving experience and displayed well

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came across this museum and synagogue late in our trip - but spent a long time there with a guide who explained everything to us in great detail.

Thank ronald1350
Reviewed 4 days ago

Jewish Refugee History is amazing. The government of China went out of their way to preserve this small gem in the middle of Shanghai. The Museum which used to be a synagogue provides a short history of the refugees from world war II.

Thank Arman R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was so moved by the tour I took (Jewish Tours of Shanghai). It was amazing to learn about the rich, vibrant, and tragic, history of the Jews who escaped to Shanghai to avoid certain death at the hands of the Nazis in Europe. This...More

Thank ggold123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went because I had always been interested in the Jewish history of Shanghai. It is a well done museum and can be done in 90-120 minutes.

Thank BretM120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The video on level two was a bit graphic for young children. Overall well done and thorough. Everything was in Chinese and English.

Thank kmr02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum had a lot to offer. Our guide was a young student who was very educated and spoke very well. I learned a lot about the Shanghai jews history. The whole tour can be done in an hour

Thank CamiGunther
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to learn about the history of the Jewish migration during world war 2. The museum is very compact and doesn’t take look, very simple synagogue , movie very interesting and is a must watch. Loved the surrounding streets and seeing the current living...More

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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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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
13 December 2016|
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Response from AlcoholProf | Reviewed this property |
Normal business hours. 10-6. Check the website also
9 April 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
2 September 2015|
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Response from Barry G | Reviewed this property |
There are several seaports and the area where the museum is is crowded and confusing so i would seek help. The history and color the guide provided made the experience for mus more than just seeing an exhibit.
10 March 2015|
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Response from jamesjseltzer | Reviewed this property |
Dear Refre: My son attended Athenian school for 3 years. (you can get the information on walking tours from Google) Here is the tour information⬇ ‎ Rating: 4.5 - 213 reviews Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum... More