Toured Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai with my family. We concluded the trip in Shanghai, including a wonderful tour by Dvir of the old Jewish quarter. As my father had grown up a refugee in the quarter I had heard a lot about the area. Dvir...More
The Peace Hotel on the Bund is your starting point for your tour of Jewish Shanghai. Learn how Sir Victor Sassoon shaped the face of old Shanghai with this and other buildings, and discover the different waves of Jewish immigration at the turn of the last century.
Next, hop in the minivan and travel to the Jewish Ghetto in Hongkou. See the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum, housed in a converted synagogue, and a monument in Huoshan Park. Wander the district’s lanes and visit a home where Jewish refugees once lived.
Hear fascinating stories from your guide, an expert on Shanghai's Jewish history, and return to the Peace Hotel with a new understanding of a vanished world.
There’s no better way to discover a subject’s history than from an expert in that specific niche. See a side of Shanghai you won’t find in the guidebooks on this expert-led tour of Jewish Shanghai. Learn how Jewish businessmen shaped the city, explore the Jewish Ghetto where refugees lived during World War II, and leave with a rich understanding of a less-explored aspect of history.