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Harbin, China and its Jewish Community
May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Explore the development of the city of Harbin, China, once home to a flourishing Jewish community. With special focus on the period 1891 – 1950, historian Marleen Kassel will use pictures, family memories and historical documents to bring to life this unique chapter of history shaped by the interaction of Jews, Russians, Chinese and Japanese in this developing city in northeastern China. Her talk is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s new exhibition Harbin, China|Past/Present.
Marleen Kassel is an Asian historian whose work focuses on cross-cultural exchanges along the Silk Roads. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. She is a storyteller and a 20 kyu Go player.