On the Wings of the Phoenix:
Dr. Feng Shan Ho & the Rescue of the Austrian Jews
Exhibition extended through July 31, 2012
In conjunction with the Israel China Cultural Festival
Presented by the Consulate of Israel in San Francisco
As part of the Israel China Cultural Festival, the CHSA Museum will host the exhibition “On the Wings of the Phoenix: Dr. Feng Shan Ho and the Rescue of Austrian Jews” from June 7 – July 2, 2012. This collection of photographs tells the story of Dr. Feng-Shan Ho, a Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the early years of World War II. Ho was consul-general of the Chinese embassy in Vienna during the Austrian annexation. This is the first time that this largely untold story is being exhibited in San Francisco.
About the Curator:
Manli Ho, the daughter of Dr. Feng Shan Ho, has been painstakingly uncovering and documenting her late father’s humanitarian work in Vienna, Austria, for the past 15 years and is working on a book. She created and wrote the text for the historic photographic exhibit “Wings of the Phoenix: Feng Shan Ho and the Rescue of Austrian Jews”. Born in Cairo, Egypt, Manli grew up in Mexico, Bolivia and Colombia. A graduate of Smith College, she was a reporter for the Boston Globe, and has worked as an editor for China Daily in Beijing. She is also as a reference specialist for the Boston-based executive search firm of Isaacson Miller.