Re: Harbin, China, anyone? #general

Mervyn Doobov <mdoobov@...>

propper@... (Hilary Henkin) wrote:

Hi, all!
In the early part of the 1900's (and to the 1920's), there apparently was a
thriving Russian (Jewish?) community in Harbin, China. I know it was on
the Siberian railroad route.

Anyone besides me with family >from there?
To the best of my knowledge, my paternal grandparents were married (and
probably met) in Harbin, though they were both >from the Ukraine. My
father's three elder surviving siblings were born there. They left via
Hong Kong in 1916/17 for Brisbane, where my father was born. I cannot
give you details about Harbin but I suggest you look in the Encyclopaedia
Judaica, which devotes a whole 7/8 of a page to it.

Mervyn Doobov

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