Today’s news not only brought polar weather in much of the U.S, but also told of the annual amazing ice city unveiling of huge snow sculptures in Harbin, China. After and during World War I and World War II, Harbin was a sanctuary for Jews fleeing the Bolsheviks in Russia and the Nazis in Germany. In October, 1918, Harbin had 65,000 residents representing 53 nationalities, including 25,000 Jews, among them Klara Rasputnis. “Welcome to Harbin, in winter, the coldest place on earth,” the concierge informed Klara whose story of “betrayal, drama and love” is told in “Klara’s Journey, A Novel,” (Marion Street Press) Available wherever books are sold and on all ebook formats. http://amzn.to/13Sp769 Also,nook,ipad,Kobo,etc.