Jewish Refugees Memorial Hall

There are several old European-style houses with gray and red brick walls in the area of the Tilan Bridge in the North Bund. During World War II, nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees from Europe lived here until the end of the war. The three-story house with the red brick slanting apex is the main building of the Jewish Refugee Memorial Hall. Here you can learn about the historical background of Jewish refugees coming to Shanghai to take refuge, see the living environment and lifestyle. The physical objects can fully interpret the historical complex of Jews and Chinese.

There are three exhibition halls in the memorial hall. Volunteers provide free explanations. The morning explanation time is 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 12:30, and the afternoon explanation time is 13:15, 14:00, 14 : 45, 15:30, 16:15. On May 18th International Museum Day, the memorial hall will be open free of charge, but there are quite a lot of tourists and they need to queue up.

The main hall of the memorial hall is the first exhibition hall. Photographs of surviving refugees can now be seen on the walls and top of the entrance. Walking up the first floor is a chapel, and you need to wear the shoe cover provided in the hall. The second floor is a display of items presented by Israeli friends, and you can see some daily necessities and religious items filled with Jewish culture. On the third floor is a collection of historical materials of the Nazis who persecuted the Jews and displayed some evidence of crimes from the Auschwitz concentration camp.

There are two exhibition halls behind the main building. The second exhibition hall displays more than 140 precious pictures. You can fully understand the history of Jewish refugees in Shanghai through the broadcast of multimedia videos. You can also see the refugee passport and Shanghai Jewish. The original newspaper and other physical replicas, large stone tablets engraved with Rabin inscriptions; the third exhibition hall often has a variety of novel exhibitions on display.

From 1933 to 1941, Shanghai accepted nearly 30,000 European Jewish refugees from Europe who fled from the Nazis. Most of them live in Zhoushan Road, Huoshan Road and Changyang Road in the area of Tilanqiao, and live in harmony with local residents. By the end of the war in 1945, most Jewish refugees had survived and left, and most of them became the first founding fathers after Israel’s return to the country.

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  • CN Name: 上海犹太难民纪念馆
  • Website: http://sjrm.shhk.gov.cn/
  • EN Address: 62 Changyang Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai
  • CN Address: 上海市虹口区长阳路62号
  • Nearby Hotel Pick: Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund
  • Getting There: Take Metro Line 12 to Tilanqiao Station and walk to it. Or, take bus No. 22 and 135 to Haichang Road Station, East Changzhi Road, and walk.
  • Open Hours: 9:00-17:00

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