Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Shanghai

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#4 of 74 in Museums in Shanghai
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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  • This museum captures one of the less known historic episodes of World War II. This museum is not very crowded and thus offers a welcome respite from the hassle and bustle of more known Shanghai attrac...  more »
  • Go mid afternoon for a free guided tour. Very interesting museum. Learned a lot. Would definitely recommend.  more »
  • We had no idea of the jewish history in Shanghai and this visit was extremely informative. We went on our own. Short cab ride from the Bund area. We were warmly welcomed and free tour was excellent.  more »
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  • illustrated life by verbal testimonies & artifacts. The synagogue was beautiful. True testimonial of History
  • I have been here many times. It is such a touching story, in all of the world, Shanghai by far saved and hosted most jewish refugees during WW2.
  • Educational and interesting! Part of a historic district you've got to see too.
  • The museum is larger and more complete than you would expect. Very well done. Many artifacts and stories to find here.
  • Maybe a small area, but of great meanings ! It's not inside the city centre, but very close to MTR. Don't miss it.

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