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6 Hours Jewish Tour in Shanghai

6 Hours Jewish Tour in Shanghai
Tour Code: SHA-SHA07
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CNY 266 p/p
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Itinerary Features

Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

This tour will take you to various sites of significance on the historical trail through Shanghais Jewish history, such as the old Ohel Rachel Synagogue (the largest synagogue in the Far East), the old Designated Area for Stateless Refugees of Shanghai, Moller Villa, Ruijin Hotel (originally Morriss Garden), Cathy Hotel, and Learn about Shanghais extraordinary Jewish heritage and experience. Led by a knowledgeable guide residing in Shanghai, the tour is a mesmerizing journey into an amazing sweet and sour world where opium dealers, old world colonialists, real estate moguls, hard working poor Chinese migrants and Jewish holocaust survivors all mix.


Jews played a significant role in Shanghais development from the middle of the 19th century to 1949. Many wealthy and successful entrepreneurs such as Sasson, Moller, Marcus, Hardoon and Kadoories lived in the city and ran thriving businesses.


There are 3 waves of Jewish immigration to Shanghai - The second half of the 19th Century, a number of Russian Jews fled to Shanghai after the Russian Revolution. and the last wave when hundreds of thousands of Jews arrived in Shanghai is during the late 1930s. With the door closing on the Jews of Europe, places of refuge were desperately sought to escape the clutches of the Nazi enemy. Not like any other big cities in the world, Shanghai is the only city with no visa requirements to settle here. One could be stateless and on the run and could conceivably find refuge when they arrived. As a result, from 1933 to 1941, Shanghai accepted over 30,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe. In the “Designated Area for Stateless Refugees” of Shanghai, about 20,000 Jewish refugees lived harmoniously with local citizens, overcoming numerous difficulties together. During this period, they became the most numerous foreign community in Shanghai. By the time the Second World War ended in 1945, most of the Jewish refugees had survived.


Join this tour for an interactive look at Jewish culture and history in Shanghai. Listen as your guide shares intimate knowledge of these places and weave your way through the winding streets of the historical enclave.


Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

Ruijin Hotel (originally Morriss Garden), Moller Villa Hotel (out view), The Ohel Rachel Synagogue (the largest synagogue in the Far East) (out view), Peace Hotel (old Cathy Hotel or Sassoon Building), the Bund,


The old Designated Area for Stateless Refugees of Shanghai including the Jewish Refugees Museum (Ohel Moishe Synagogue), the monument to the Jewish refugees of WWII in Huoshan Park, some more sites related to Jewish refugees and some old compounds where Jewish refugees once stayed during that period within this area.