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Shanghai Municipal Children’s Palace outside view 上海市少年宫外观

Shanghai Municipal Children’s Palace outside view

上海市少年宫外观   Built between 1918 and 1931 by a Jewish family from Baghdad, the Kadoories, this sprawling mansion was known in colonial Shanghai as the Marble Hall for its grand hallways and gigantic marble ballroom with ornate fireplaces and glittering chandeliers, all reasonably well preserved despite years of children's activities.

Average time for this activity (in hrs):   0.4


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1 day CNY 470
Jewish people played a significant role in Shanghai's development before 1949. Many wealthy and successful entrepreneurs lived in the city and ran thriving businesses. From 1933 to 1941, Shanghai accepted over 30,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe. About 20,000 Jewish refugees lived harmoniously with local citizens in the “Designated Area for Stateless Refugees”,...

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