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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. Take a look at our Shanghai trip planner to schedule your visit to Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Excellent place! It's nice to see the Jewish history being celebrated in Shanghai. They genuinely saved lives. 
    Excellent place! It's nice to see the Jewish history being celebrated in Shanghai. They genuinely saved lives.  more »
  • We really enjoyed the new museum and their entire collection. Mainly personal stories and lots of history to explore in the multitude of rooms. There is a lot to learn here about a part of history.....  more
    We really enjoyed the new museum and their entire collection. Mainly personal stories and lots of history to explore in the multitude of rooms. There is a lot to learn here about a part of history.....  more »
  • A really wonderfully designed museum with details and stories in English & Chinese. I loved the stories from the refugees although they were mostly sad. It was great to be able to learn so much more.....  more
    A really wonderfully designed museum with details and stories in English & Chinese. I loved the stories from the refugees although they were mostly sad. It was great to be able to learn so much more.....  more »
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  • worth a visit. This museum is small and gives a brief introduction about Jewish refugees during the world war 2. video room. photos.
  • Interesting museum about the Jewish community in Shanghai before and during World War II. The exhibits are well made at the site of a former synagogue, unfortunately the texts are influenced too much by the party line.
  • Glad to learned about the important era of Chinese and Jewish history. It was a fascinating piece of shanghai story that link back to Jewish refugee life inside China during WW2. You could imagine both Chinese and Jewish overcoming numerous difficulties together back at Japanese occupation period. I also took a chance to walk around the Neighbourhood :)
  • Small but interesting museum. Don't forget to take a walk around the block as you will find interesting old buildings.
  • Amazing and educational museum built in and around the synagogue in Shanghai. Roughly 25,000 Jewish refugees lived in China between 1937 and 1941, when China was one of the few countries to open its doors to them. The museum has a wealth of information in both Chinese and English, and admission includes a tour with a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. This is a must-visit during your trip to Shanghai to learn about an important and not-well-known history.

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