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Harbin Jewish Cemetery, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

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Date: 1903
Location: Harbin, Heilongjiang, Chinamap
Surnames/tags: Asian_Cemeteries Harbin Jewish_Cemeteries
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Cemetery Name: Harbin Jewish Cemetery

Original Location 1903: No.54, Dongda Zhi Street, Harbin

Second Location 1920's: Tai'an Street, Harbin

Current Address: Inside Harbin Dongzhengjiao Cemetery, Hwy G1011, Daowai, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

GPS Coordinates: 45.771878, 126.824327

Estimated Burials: 876 sets of remains

Information: The Harbin Jewish Cemetery is now located inside the Harbin Dongzhengjiao Cemetery. It is not a "Section" in the traditional sense, but the relocation of a separate cemetery. Karaite Jews, not recognized by Israel until decades later, were buried in the Catholic Union Cemetery in Harbin.

The construction of the original cemetery, located at No.54, Dongda Zhi Street behind the Orthodox Eastern Church, commenced in 1903. In the 1920's, it had to be expanded, and was relocated to Tai'an Street (now the site of the Ice Sports Center of Heilongjiang Province). At that time it was the largest among alien residents' cemeteries with its 2.420 m2.

In 1958, the Chinese authorities decided to move the Jewish Cemetery to the Public Cemetery (since 1991 named Huang Shan Public Cemetery) located on the outskirts about ten kilometers from Harbin in the East. From approximate 3000 graves of which 1200 with tombstones, 853 were selected and transferred to an area of 6.532 square meters. At the end of 1963, the Jewish community stopped functioning. Until that date 23 graves had been added to the new location, bringing a total of 876 graves to the site. Only 480 gravestones can be identified today.

The transcriptions of this cemetery are from Hebrew and Cyrillic, translated into German at the University of Heidelberg, and then into English by the University's website computer translator. Some of the names may be listed as the Hebrew name, and others listed as the Russian version. [1]

  1. COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER: This copy may read identical to the Find A Grave copy, but it is because I am the original author, creating the Harbin Jewish Cemetery master, and entering 700+ records for Harbin. - Rebecca Ewing Peterson

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