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Ohel Moishe Synagogue

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Ohel Moshe Synagogue & Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (上海犹太难民纪念馆)

From 1933 to 1941, Shanghai became a modern-day “Noah’s Ark” accepting around 30,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe. In the “Designated Area for Stateless Refugees” in Tilanqiao area of Shanghai, about 20,000 Jewish refugees lived harmoniously with local citizens, overcoming numerous difficulties together.

By the time the Second World War ended in 1945, most of the Jewish refugees had survived. Dr. David Kranzler, a noted Holocaust historian, called it the “Miracle of Shanghai” and commented that within the Jewry’s greatest tragedy, i.e. the Holocaust, there shone a few bright lights.

Among the brightest of these is the Shanghai haven. In the “Tilanqiao Historic Area”, the original features of the Jewish settlement are still well preserved. They are the only typical historic traces of Jewish refugee life inside China during the Second World War.

The Ohel Moshe Synagogue (Ohel Moishe) played a central role in the lives of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during WWII. Although the synagogue is no longer fully in use, a section of it has been given over to house the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

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No.62 Changyang Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai

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Travel Information

Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Admission: 20 Yuan

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1. Take Metro Line 4 getting off at Dalian Road Station.

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Travel Tips 

1. To avoid crowds try to avoid visiting Ohel Moshe Synagogue during Golden Week in October and other national holidays in China.

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Tour including Visiting Ohel Moishe Synagogue

Shanghai Jewish Culture Half Day Tour (A)

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