Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum is expected to complete its expansion work, and open to the public by the end of the year. The museum is based on the former site of Ohel Moshe Synagogue, which was firstly opened to the public in 2007. In 2018, it started its expansion project.
According to Chen Jian, the curator of the museum, the total area of Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum will be expanded from 900 square meters to 4,000 square meters. Also, the total number of exhibits is expected to increase from 150 to more than 1,000.
After the expansion, Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum will be able to display more historical materials and document to better present the history of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during the World War II. During the World War II, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees moved to Shanghai to escape the Nazi atrocities. They mostly settled in the area along the northern part of the Suzhou River.