Not being allowed to work directly on the railway, they were active as shopkeepers and contractors.
Was it a big one, somewhere in the distance? They could not believe this is how my family, or any family, spent a weekend.
After the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, many demobilized Jewish soldiers settled in Harbin, followed by refugees from the 1905—07 pogroms.
Spread across 1500 acres just north of the Napa County line, Harbin has long been an institution for hippies and New Agers, European transplants and free spirits.
The influx of Jewish refugees during World War I, the Russian Revolution 1917 , and the Russian civil war sharply increased the Jewish community, which reached its peak — 10,000—15,000 — in the early 1930s.
Each of the resort's 10 pools were clearly marked, indicating the number of guests allowed during the pandemic.