Baikal Road Cemetery (Destroyed), Shanghai, China

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Date: 1917 to 1959
Location: Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, Chinamap
Surnames/tags: Asian_Cemeteries Shanghai Jewish_Cemeteries
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Cemetery Name: Baikal Road Cemetery

AKA: Wei-ming Lu Cemetery

Address: Originally at 724 Baikal Road and next door to the Catholic Church. Now Huimin Park, between Huimin and Yulin.

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Estimated Burials: 1,692 graves


The Baikal Road Cemetery was established in 1917 by the Russian Chevra Kadisha [1] for the Jewish community. By 1936 the strains of supporting the refugee population had tested limits of the cemetery's capacity. Adjacent land was available, but it did not solve the issue that the community progressively could not effort the expense structure as it existed. When the cemetery was forcibly closed, it was the largest Jewish cemetery in Shanghai.
During the Cultural Revolution, the majority of foreign cemeteries in China were destroyed. In 1958, the final closure of foreign cemeteries in Shanghai was declared. The dismantling of monuments and exhumation of remains started Sept. 26, 1958 and was completed Nov. 10, 1958. The remains were taken to the new site and re-interment was declared completed on Dec. 3, 1958. By the end of June 1959, only about 500 monuments were re-erected. Eventually all were lost or re-purposed. As of August 2013, only 71 Jewish have been recovered.

  1. Jewish Refugees in Shanghai 1933–1947: A Selection of Documents edited by Irene Eber © Vanderhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH Co.

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