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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Shanghai
(4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I found this place thru Trip Advisor. It is a good visit for a couple of hours with a nearby subway stop I did not know the story of European Jews who fled the Nazis and ended up in Shanghai For a Wes...  more »
  • This museum documents the little known story about Jewish refugees being welcomed to Shanghai and how the Chinese people accepted them and even protected them by offering food during rationed times. W...  more »
  • היסטוריה קצרה לעם תרבותי ובעל היסטוריה ארוכה כשל העם היהודי. מראה את נדיבות העם הסיני "הברברי" כפי שהמערב קורא להם, לעומת "הנאורות" של המערב. מראה את האמת בתקופת מלחמת העולם השניה ביחס ליהודים בעולם. 
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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!