|Now Huimin Park|
Shanghai Municipality China
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Park location is indicated correctly on the map view below but IS NOT CORRECT on the satellite view, because of misalignment between the two modes.
Jewish cemetery. Originally at 724 Baikal Road, it was founded in 1917. Baikal Road Cemetery became the largest Jewish cemetery in Shanghai, consisting of 1,692 graves.
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.