Hong Kong

  • Representative of Israel National Institutions Conducts Fund Drive in Hong Kong

    Capt. A. Ramatti, representative of various national Israel institutions, arrived here to help launch and conduct a fund drive for Israel. A committee of local personalities was formed to assist Capt. Ramatti and the drive was lunched at a meeting at which he described current conditions in Israel. He left here for a visit to… More ▸

  • Group of 68 Jewish Refugees from Harbin Arrives in Hong Kong; Not Allowed to Land

    The steamer Henrich Jessen arrived here with another group of Jews from Harbin. Sixty-eight Jews from Harbin were aboard the vessel as were another 20 refugees–mostly Jews–from Shanghai. Since all Harbin travellers had Soviet visas, they were denied the right to disembark at Hong Kong or to receive visitors. They were then transferred to another… More ▸

  • I.R.O. and J.D.C. Charter Vessel to Help Refugees Leave China for Hong Kong

    The International Refugee Organization and the Joint Distribution Committee have chartered a vessel to make regular runs between Tientsin, the only port of exit in China, and Hong Kong with refugees who wish to loavo China. Many Jews who originally flocked from Manchuria and various Chinese cities to Shanghai in the hope of being evacuated… More ▸

  • Second Party of Harbin Jews Immigrating to Israel Arrives at Hong Kong

    The second group of Harbin Jews to land at Hong Kong en route to Israel arrived this week. There were 120 persons in the party. As in the case of the first party, the local authorities refused to permit relatives or friends of the immigrants to visit them. Only local representatives of the Joint Distribution… More ▸

  • Harbin Jews, with Soviet Passports, Reach Hong Kong; Report on Life Under Soviets

    The first group of Jews from Harbin, Manchuria, who are on route to Israel, arrived here on a specially chartered ship from Tientsin. All members of the group are Soviet citizens. Their immigration is sponsored by the International Refugee Organization and the Joint Distribution Committee. The 57 persons in the group were not permitted to… More ▸

  • Hong Kong Jewish Community Reopens Club Destroyed by Japanese Bombs

    The Jewish community here celebrated this week the reopening of the Jewish Club which offers facilities for social and sports activities. The community’s Club, built in 1905, was destroyed by Japanese bombs in 1941. The Hong Kong synagogue, which occupied a site adjacent to that of the Club, escaped damage during the war. More ▸