The Jews of Borneo

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The Jews of Borneo

5 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday 5 April, 7:30 pm UK time. North Borneo was a British protectorate in the northern part of the island of Borneo. It is present-day Malaysian Borneo, ie Sabah.  Baghdadi, Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews were integral to the development of North Borneo – as pioneers, planters, merchants, political refugees and prisoners of war. Our speaker (pictured below), Rosalie (Lala)  Corpuz, has been researching the hidden and diverse history of North Borneo. She is a  freelance consultant, writer and editor with a background in applied anthropology and a particular interest in local history. The photo above shows the village of Jesselton, which was named after a Jew. Recordng here.


5 April
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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