Located at the intersection of Changyang Road and Zhoushan Road in Hongkou District, Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum was established in 2007, with the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, one of the Jewish activity centers in Shanghai back in the early 20th century, as its core body.
In December 2020, the museum completed its expansion and renovation project, and reopened to the public after closing for over 6 months.
After the expansion, the size of the museum is enlarged by 3 times. Two residential buildings that were on the south and west sides of the Ohel Moshe Synagogue, are now incorporated as new components of the museum while their original architectural feathers were retained.
Since its establishment, the museum has been actively collecting historical materials and conducting academic research.
Through advanced technology such as scenario reconstruction and interactive multimedia and other display methods, visitors can experience the history of Jewish refugees in Shanghai, and how Jewish refugees and their Chinese neighbors helped each other in adversity, overcoming difficulties together.
While the museum is telling the history of European Jews taking refuge in Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s, the neighborhood where the museum is located in is also the only existing historical site in China that reflects the life of Jewish refugees in China during World War II.