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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Shanghai

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Housed in a former synagogue, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum holds historical photographs and other artifacts depicting the lives of Jewish refugees who flocked to the city between 1937 and 1941. Two permanent exhibits narrate the history of this area, which once served as an official Jewish ghetto. Discover artworks, refugee passports, and copies of the "Shanghai Jewish Chronicle." The surrounding streets still contain buildings inhabited by various Jewish organizations during the 1930s. Make Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum a centerpiece of your Shanghai vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Shanghai tour planner.
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  • Call ahead for hours as they close intermittently. The audio visuals need some maintenance. A lot of upper floor devoted to Anne Frank. The wall of refugees is poignant. The museum does a good job of ...  more »
  • A very informative tour - our guide was very knowledgeable and we came away with a much better idea of how wonderful the Chinese were to the Jewish refugees. 
  • There is an entrance fee, Do have the guided tour once there which is no extra cost and watch the film. We knew very little about this event in shanghais history, so it was an eye opener to us. Many t...  more »
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  • Maybe a small area, but of great meanings ! It's not inside the city centre, but very close to MTR. Don't miss it.
  • Great little museum! ¥20 entrance, which includes guides throughout the day.
  • I did not expect to spend an entire day at the museum. For all the history buffs, this museum is a definite must-go destination.
  • The Jewish Ohel Moshe Museum and Synagogue tells a fascinating story of 23,000 Jews who escaped Nazi Germany by coming to Shanghai, China. This is a great piece of little known history in Asia, relating to WWII in Germany. The building itself is interesting, but not large. The presentations, both in video and museum formats, are very interesting. They tell the general story, as well as many individual stories of people who lived there, most temporarily for about 10 years. We happened to come when there was an English translator, so that helped a lot. But, even without a translator, all of the written stories are in English, so one could still learn a lot. If you like learning about history, this is a gem.
  • Must visit while in Shanghai!