Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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Shanghai: Private Tour of The Bund with Jewish Ghetto

1. Shanghai: Private Tour of The Bund with Jewish Ghetto

After meeting your guide at the fixed meeting point or being picked up at the hotel, start this 4-hour private tour with the first stop - Huoshan Park. It was the cemetery for the Jewish refugees during WWII, where former Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin parents were buried. Now you can find monuments to memorize the history and locals using it for civic purposes. then, your guide will walk you to the former JDC office. During the War, the Committee helped thousands of Jewish survive from the Nazi persecution and now the building becomes residence for locals. Passing through the back lanes where you can see the real-life of Shanghainese, you'll then reach the Jewish Refugees Museum. Here, you will see various documents, photographs, films, and personal items documenting the lives of some of the more than 30,000 Jewish residents of the Restricted Sector for Stateless Refugees, better known as the Hongkou Ghetto, during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai. Your guide will tell you the forgotten stories of Jewish migration to China. At last, you will visit the Bund where you will pay a visit to the well-known Peace hotel, the former Cathy hotel, once were the tallest and most luxurious building in the Far East. Then, stroll along the famous Bund riverside to enjoy the splendid view of the old and New Shanghai while learning the history from your knowledgeable guide for the different buildings along the Old Shanghai side. You can find the legendary Jardine Matheson Building and HSBC Building here. Your tour will conclude here.

Full Day Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum & Heritage Bike Tour

2. Full Day Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum & Heritage Bike Tour

Enhance your visit to Shanghai with a tour that illustrates the invaluable influence Jews had on shaping Shanghai's culture and economy. Jews played an important role in the city's development from the 1850s to the 1950s, and this excursion immerses you in this period of history. Delve into the Jewish heritage of Shanghai as you explore the city via bicycle with an expert guide. Explore in the open air and get active while scoping out sites such as Huoshan Park, the Jewish Refugees Museum, the Jewish Ghetto, and the former Jewish Club. After meeting up at the office located at Japanese Concession, pedal out into the city with your guide leading the way. Uncover the story of Judaism in Shanghai as you stop at a series of landmarks that offer insights into Jewish life and culture. Stop at the small but quaint Huoshan Park, home to the sole memorial plaque to Shanghai's Jewish community. Then, pay a visit to the Jewish Refugees Museum, founded on the site of the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue. Here, peruse an array of artifacts documenting the lives of the refugees who fled to the city during WWII to escape the horror of the Holocaust. To learn more about how Jewish families spent their leisure time, tour the former Jewish Club, which offered music performances among other activities. Along the way, your guide offers their insights, giving you in-depth knowledge about each site. Spend the day exploring the city from this fascinating perspective, and then conclude your tour back at the starting point with a greater appreciation for Shanghai's Jewish history.

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