Jewish Refugee’s Museum and Ghetto Tour
Our Jewish history and culture expert has been hosting Jewish visitors for years, from Israeli diplomats to common folks simply tracing their family stories. On this experience, he will be happy to share with you how he developed his passion for Jewish history (hint: it’s related to an American product we all know!) and will spin stories of the challenge of living as a Jewish refugee in war-torn Shanghai. After the Opium Wars, businessmen, missionaries, and opportunists flowed into Shanghai’s open port. Many lived a life of leisure in the foreign concessions but during WW II one group of foreigners, the Jewish refugees, were forced to live in overcrowded conditions with fellow Chinese. We’ll begin with a tour of the Jewish Refugees Museum, which offers a poignant look at the personal struggles of these individuals. Then, walk the neighborhood of historic buildings where they lived, worked, and played. Finally, discover the dark history behind the British-built TiLanQiao prison, formerly known as the “Alcatraz of the Orient”.
Explore other aspects of Chinese culture within the city of Shanghai. Meals and public transport are additional but minimal cost, or contact us to arrange a private car and driver.
Cost: includes Jewish cultural expert and museum tickets
Excludes: transport, and meals, which are minimal and will be customized based on your needs
2 guests, US $120.00 per person
Each additional guest, add US $25.00 per person
Children 12 and under, add US$20.00 per person
Meet at the Jewish Refugee’s Museum
Shanghai Jewish Ghetto 1940’s – Photographer Unknown
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