Jews of Harbin

Selected scenes from a production of Chinese television, Heilongjiang Canal. In the Heilongjiang Province, since the late nineteenth century the presence of Jewish immigrants turned Harbin into a center of Jewish culture in the Far East. It flourished from the turn of the century until the thirties when the economic crisis and the war with Japan marked the beginning of a fall that led to its demise. However the remains of that splendor remain in buildings and in the memory of the inhabitants of this city. The editing work was done by the Department of Judaic Studies at the University ORT Uruguay.

53 minutes

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