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  • 1. The Jews of Harbin
  • 2. Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang Province in NortheastChina. It is very famous for the Lantern Festival during winter
  • 3. The Harbin Jewish community, whichcame as part of a large migration ofRussians to the region, existed for atotal of 65 years.
  • 4. After the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia,more and more Jews migrated to Harbin.The community reached 25.000 peoplebetween 1917 and 1930.
  • 5. There is no history of anti-Semitism in China.In addition, there is abundant evidence thatthe Chinese have a favorable view of Jews
  • 6. Jews helped to turn Harbininto a sophisticated city
  • 7. Dr. Abram Kaufmanbecame Director ofHarbin´s Jewishhospital.
  • 8. Peter Berton was amember of the firstviolin section in theHarbin SymphonyOrchestra.
  • 9. Simeon KaspéPeter BertonHarbin Jews violin teacherJewis promoted themusical appreciationof the Harbin people
  • 10. Israeli Prime MinisterEhud Olmert, whosesecond hometown isHarbinOlmert and his brothervisited their grandfather´s gravein Harbin
  • 11. Jewish communityestablished several culturaland educational institutionsand business
  • 12. PlantsJewishcemeteryLibraryMovieShopsJewish hospitalSecondarySchool
  • 13. In recent years, theChinese government hasofficially recognized thehistoric importance ofthe Harbin Jewishcommunity
  • 14. “The Jews of Harbin Live on My Heart. We , who wereborn there, or came there in our early youth, still havevivid and wonderful memories of times gone by. We areproud to be descendants of Harbin Jews”Dr. Abram Kaufman
  • 15. The Harbin Jewish Research Center was founded in April2000. The center produces films and articles and teachesus on the subject of the Harbin Jewish community.