Former Jewish Settlement in Shanghai

Cultural & Theme Tours in Shanghai

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This half day tour takes you to visit some major jewish related historical sites ,like the Peace Hotel, the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum , then stop at the White Horse Cafe and walk around the Huoshan park to learn more about the jewish history in old Shanghai.
Meet your guide at the meeting point in the morning, and first stop at the Peace Hotel  ,visit the hotel museum ,you may learn more about the first group of Jews merchants in shanghai . Then continue to visit the Ohel Moishe Synagogye (now the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum) where well kept some old historical photos and records about over 20,000 refugees lifes in Shanghai during the second world war.Walk around in the neighborhood to find out the living conditions during that period and finally stop at the Moller Villa who used to be the chairman of the Shanghai Horse Club.Peace HotelIt was built by Sir Victor Sassoon, of the Sassoon family, which built a Shanghai business and real estate empire in the early 20th century. He was a British Sephardic Jew of Iraqi origin, educated at Cambridge and Harrow. His family managed extensive business holdings in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Calcutta. Sassoon House was the first high-rise building built by Victor Sassoon, and one of the first skyscrapers in the Eastern Hemisphere.Ohel Moishe Synagogue (now the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)The Jewish refugees gathered for religious rites during the World War Ⅱ. Built by Russian jews in 1927, it features gallery-type architectural style. With black brick walls, the 3-storey main building has horizontal red brick decorations. Its doors and windows are decorated with traditional arches. On the main gate, there is the symbol of Judasism “Star of David”. In March 2007, the People’s Municipal Government of Hongkou District budgeted special funds for a full renovation of the synagogue in accordance with the original architectural drawings found in the city archives.Huoshan Park & Tilanqiao Historic Area Now the original features of the Jewish settlement are still well preserved. They are the only typical historic traces of the Jewish refugee life inside China during the World War Ⅱ.The museum is an important component of the “Tilanqiao Historic Area” and serves as a witness commemorating the phase of history when the Jewish refugees lived in Shanghai.Hengshan Moller Villa A building built by a father, a captain, according to his daughter’s dream, following the North European style on the whole. In 1941 Moller left this place, and after 1949, it became the office building of China Communist Youth League Shanghai Committee. In 2002, it was changed into “Hengshan Moller Villa Hotel”.

What’s included

  • The scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation from hotel and drop off
  • Bottled water
  • Local professional guide

What’s not included

  • Personal expense and gratitudes
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