The JEWISH QUARTER

Thousands of European Jews fled to Shanghai before World War II, where they were accepted like all the other refugees who tried their luck in the international settlements. With the occupation of Shanghai by the Japanese, the Jewish refugees were forced to live in the Hongkou area or Shanghai Ghetto, where they lived side by side with the Chinese, who never left. But unlike Nazi Germany, Japan had no interest in the destruction of the Jewish people as part of the war. The refugees were more or less left alone in Hongkou and suffered through the war like all other nationalities that had to endure the hardship of warfare. For this reason, many Jews survived World War II in Shanghai, and today some impressive memories of this period can be visited. We tour the Ohel Moishe Synagogue, built in 1927 and renovated in recent years, and the Monument for Jewish Refugees in the charming Houshan Park. Nowadays Hongkou is Chinese again, with very traditional everyday life and surprisingly many families sharing the same house.

NOODLE WALKING TOURS SHANGHAI

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