At present, no one at Bespoke’s China HQ is Jewish but, goyishness aside, we all agree that this Signature Experience is one of the most compelling and touching we’ve ever sold. Did you know that Shanghai was one of the only cities in the world to welcome the Jews fleeing Hitler? That Iraqi Jews are behind Shanghai’s most famous buildings? That Shanghai’s Hongkou district once boasted Austrian bakeries, kosher delicatessens and dance halls so authentic the area was nicknamed ‘Little Vienna’?
Bespoke’s Jewish Shanghai Tour is led by the foremost expert on Jewish Shanghai and, on foot, you’ll explore the areas and buildings that give glimpses into Shanghai’s forgotten Jewish past and learn the stories of those who made their deliverance possible. In summation, don’t kvetsch to us if you don’t enjoy this tour – you’ve no soul if you don’t.