Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Shanghai city center to start a unique experience around one of Shanghais most historical sites, the Shanghai Ghetto. The buildings in this area served as a refuge for a large number of Jewish refugees during World War II.
Start the tour by visiting the Shanghai jewish refugees museum, the commemorative site of the former Ohel Moishe Synagogue, where refugees once gathered for religious activities despite being threatened with prison. The museum features documents, photographs, films and other personal items documenting peoples day-to-day lives at the time.
Afterwards, see the site of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the worlds leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, which oversaw a large relief program for over 20,000 refugees to Shanghai.
Then, walking through Huoshan Park to see the memorial tablet created in honor of these refugees. The memorial statue in this park is the only one created for the Shanghainese Jewish community.
Then you will be able to go to a local neighborhood to meet residents of the area who have spent most of their life living in this area. See how they live their lives today, and with the help of our English-speaking guide, feel free to ask the residents any questions you might have following todays tour.
Finally, visit Xiahai Temple, aimed at worshiping the city god, located in a remote location very few tourists visit but which is full of local worshipers. Here, youll have the amazing opportunity to learn about the role this Buddhist temple plays within the previously largely Jewish Shanghai Ghetto.
After this the tour ends you will be transferred back to your centrally located hotel in Shanghai or a place to enjoy your lunch/dinner in the city center.