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“For those staying a little longer in Shanghai”

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
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US$68.00*
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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert
Ranked #18 of 1,316 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Shanghang County, China
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108 reviews
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“For those staying a little longer in Shanghai”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Actually a holocaust memorial and refugee museum. Charts the history of the Jewish people and their long association with the city of Shanghai. There is also a sizable temple nearby which makes for a full mornings exploration!

Visited August 2014
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

A very unique story.
Learnt a lot. Very touching story of the jewish refugees who flown over in the 40's.

Visited August 2014
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

It has a cinema all the way to a praying room this Museam show how and when Jewish refugees from WWII fled to shanghai to get away from the Nazi's

Visited August 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Jewish history in Shanghai. Who knew?”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Well I guess the 20,000 or so Jews who were taken in during WWII knew. This museum speaks to their life and times: why they came, why they eventually left and what their lives were like in Shanghai.

There are three guided tours a day -- mine was at 12:30. Plan on the tour otherwise you really won't see the exhibits.

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Montreal, Canada
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“Off the beaten path but well worth the visit!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The museum is located close to Dalian Road Station of the metro line 4. It's in a shady, sort of dirty and poor area of the city, but the museum, a former synagogue, is quite beautiful. I went with my cousin who lives in Shanghai and we bought the student tickets, which were only 10 RMB compared to the usual adult price of 50 RMB, so if you're a student, don't forget your student ID!

We joined an English tour. The guide was Chinese and he stuttered a bit, but overall was very friendly and informative. I highly recommend going with a guide.

Plan for over two hours at this museum. There is an Auschwitz exhibition on the third floor of the main building but we didn't have time to finish looking at it because the museum closed at 5pm.

The Jewish Refugees Museum is off the beaten path and doesn't look like much, but is actually very interesting and well worth the visit!

Visited July 2014
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