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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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  • Take the time to read and view the many stories and displays at the museum. Then peruse the thousands of names on the memorial wall outside. See if you recognize any, as I did the surname of my ancest...  more »
  • A must see, this museum explains aspects and lives of several of the Jews who escaped the Holocaust in Germany and Austria. It is an astounding story that needs to be better known. All texts are in En...  more »
  • very well arranged Museum a lot of very interesting material for the Jewish community, the neighborhood is also very typical
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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!