First Refugee Camp (Asylum at Ward Road)

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Photograph: Janelle Chew
138 Changyang Lu

Formerly known as the Asylum at Ward Road, the First Refugee Camp on Changyang Lu was originally the Russian merchants’ rest house. The rest houses were converted into barracks in 1939, and it became one of the seven but largest asylum in the Jewish isolated zone of Shanghai during World War II. Although locals now live within the premises, the original architectures were preserved to tell the story of how the Jewish refugees lived and interacted.

Venue name: First Refugee Camp (Asylum at Ward Road)
Opening hours: Open 24 hours daily
Metro: Tilanqiao
English address: 138 Changyang Lu, near Zhoushan Lu, Hongkou district
Chinese address: 虹口区长阳路138弄, 近舟山路