The Jews of Shanghai is a remarkable story that many don't know. Book the Jewish tour of Shanghai and will explore the history, stories and influence Jewish people had on this city. This tour will take you back in time to three different periods in Chinese and world history. Lead by a professional tour guide, you will step back to Shanghai of mid-19th century and start the journey of Jewish Shanghai. You will visit: * The Peace Hotel on the Bund * Ohel Moishe former Synaguge and todays' Shanghai Jewish Refugees museum * The old Ghetto streets * Zhoushan Park * Former site of Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC) building in Shanghai.
The tour will start at the Peace Hotel on the Bund, where you will hear a short background of how Shanghai became from a fisherman village to the Manhattan of China. Then you will dive in to the history of the Iraqi Jews that were the first to discover Shanghai's economic potential.
You will continue the tour at the Bund where you will hear about the 2nd wave of Jews that arrived to Shanghai- the Russian Jews. You will hear about why the Russian Jews arrived to Shanghai and where they lived.
Later on you will visit the Shanghai Jewish Refugees museum. In the museum you will hear about the German and Austrian Jews that arrived to Shanghai at the end of the 1930's and how they survived tough times when the Japanese came in to Shanghai. You will also learn about the 4th wave of Jews that arrived to Shanghai- the Lithuanian Jews and their arrival to Shanghai during WW2.
You will finish the tour by walking at the former designated area of the Jews in Hongkou district. This tour will not only take you through the history of the Jews of Shanghai but also will provide a deep understanding of the city's History.
We recommend booking a half day tour to get a complete day tour with the Jewish tour of Shanghai. You can book the half day tour here.
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