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Jews in Harbin
This year marks the 16th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Israel. Historical records show that in the early 20th century a lot of Jewish people gathered in Harbin, provincial capital of Heilongjiang Province. In order to tap into the historical connections between the Jews and Harbin, Beijing Review reporters interviewed Qu Wei, an expert in studying Jewish activities in Harbin
The Jewish Community of Harbin
Not many people know that the current Israeli Prime Minster Ehud Olmert's second hometown is Harbin. In 2004, Mr. Olmert went to Harbin to worship his grandfather and three other relatives in Huangshan Cemetery. Why was Mr. Olmert's grandfather buried in China? What was the connection between Mr. Olmert and China? Beijing Review reporters recently went to Harbin to track down Jewish history in the city
The new Jewish synagogue in Harbin: construction started in 1916 and finished in 1921, and is now Harbin Jewish History and Culture Exhibition Hall
Over 20,000 Jewish people moved to Harbin to avoid prosecution and discrimination in other countries
The people of Harbin treated the Jews well and showed their compassion to the expatriates
Passport and luggage used by Jewish people in the early 20th century
Jewish architecture in Harbin
Inside the Harbin Jewish History and Culture Exhibition Hall
In the first half of the 20th century, over 20,000 Jews once lived and worked in Harbin
They brought advanced science and technology and management theory into Harbin
The family settings of Jews living in Harbin in the early 20th century
Reliving the lives of Jews in Harbin in the early 20th century
Posters of Jewish cultural activities in Harbin
Jewish passport, graduate certificate, membership card and business license, and so forth
Jewish certificates in the early 20th century in Harbin
Medical license in 1936
Temporary driver's license
Lively Jewish community in Harbin
The Jewish sites in Harbin have an important part in Jewish studies worldwide
Forty years has passed since the Jews left Harbin
One of the Jewish sites in Harbin
The Jewish synagogue finished in January 1909
The Jewish synagogue
Original site of a Jewish high school
The former Jewish high school and old synagogue in Tongjiang Street in Harbin
Jewish cemetery in Harbin
Jewish cemetery in Harbin
Jewish cemetery in Harbin
Jewish cemetery in Harbin
Jewish cemetery in Harbin
Jewish cemetery in Harbin
"Thank you for protecting the past of our family," --Ehud Olmert
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