Exhibit extended, talk slated on Chinese diplomat who saved Jews

“On the Wings of the Phoenix,” a museum exhibit co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest and featured in last month’s Israel China Cultural Festival, has been extended. It will remain on display through July 31 at San Francisco’s Chinese Historical Society of America Museum. 

The exhibit, which includes photos and artifacts, documents the story of Feng Shan Ho, a Chinese diplomat in Holocaust-era Vienna who saved 2,000 Austrian Jews, and who later lived in San Francisco. Sometimes called “The Chinese Schindler,” Ho, who died in 1997, was granted the designation of Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial.

Ho’s daughter, exhibition curator Manli Ho, will return to the Bay Area for a lecture about her father. It takes place at 1 p.m. July 21 at the Chinese Historical Society Museum, 965 Clay St., S.F.

For more information, write to info@chsa.org or call  (415) 391-1188 ext. 101.