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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

When other countries turned them away, China allowed thousands of European Jews to enter and live peacefully, escaping the horrors of WWII Europe. But there is MUCH more to the Jewish history of shanghai than just those years and our half day with Dvir scratched the surface of that rich and important chronicle.

Dvir knows his stuff and we enjoyed hearing about all the various influences on life in shanghai, from Jewish involvement in the building of the city to the WWII period, to post war. Absolutely fascinating. His personal experiences and anecdotes added great flavor.

Quite glad we took this tour. I would have enjoyed a bit more about the post war period and would gladly have enjoyed a full day tour seeing more of the city.

A side note: ask Dvir about his special project. An amazing endeavor worthy of note.

The tour was well worth the small fee.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

A highlight during our stay in Shanghai. Dvir was knowledgeable and interesting and presented a fascinating tour.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Shana K
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

I was very interested in the tour but one could also pick up a map at the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum that lists all the sites in the area where the Jewish refugees were. The tour is great for those who want to hear stories and receive a lecture about the Jewish community in Shanghai. Dvir is obviously very passionate!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

A great and unusual way to spend a half day in Shanghai. Dvir, the tour guide is not only knowledgeable but passionate about his subject, having devoted years to its study and to working to recover the tombstones of Jewish graves. His presentation is well thought out and compelling. The story he has to tell of the Jews in Shanghai has three chapters—the Baghdad entrepreneurs of over 100 years ago; those who fled Russian programs and the Holocaust refugees—and each is fascinating.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Great informative and detailed tour highly recommended and makes the trip so meaningful. Did not know what a big Jewish community living and prospering in China in those dark days.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sandy I
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