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UN Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2020: South China Morning Post’s Coverage

2020-02-12T15:42:35+08:00
As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation today, our UNHMD guest Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss recounts how she was torn from her happy childhood in Vienna and ‘saved’ from the concentration camp’s angel of death, Josef Mengele, by a hat. The full feature from the South China Morning Post can be read here

UN Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2020: Ming Pao Daily’s Coverage

2020-01-28T00:11:50+08:00

The International Holocaust Memorial Day issue of Ming Pao Daily, which is widely read among local intellectuals, has published a feature article on Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, covering her life story and her views on the rise of anti-Semitic attacks, along with a story on HKHTC’s recent Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration and local school tour. Please click here to read the full story.

HKHTC Executive Director Simon K. Li Discussed the Rise of Anti-Semitic Attacks on FM88.1 Commercial Radio

2020-01-24T00:01:04+08:00Tags: |

As we enter into the new year of 2020, acts of anti-Semitism are on the rise in New York and elsewhere, leaving Jewish community rattled. HKHTC Executive Director Simon K. Li recently discussed the rise of anti-Semitic attacks on FM88.1 Commercial Radio’s “Clearday Breakfast”.

新年伊始,反猶主義繼續在美國崛起,據統計,2019年因歧視犯罪的受害者增幅達22%,歐洲包括法國及英國等地有店家遭反猶標誌塗鴉,也有猶太墓園遭破壞。香港猶太大屠殺及寬容中心行政總監、歷史學者李家豪最近在商台雷霆881《晴朗早晨全餐》 節目內討論西方社會近期出現的反猶暴力事件。

UN Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2020

2020-01-23T23:19:53+08:00Tags: |

HKHTC was pleased to host the 2020 United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration this past Monday. Our keynote speaker Ms Eva Schloss, an Auschwitz survivor, author, peace activist and stepsister of Anne Frank, spoke to an audience of nearly 500 people at Hong Kong City Hall.

After sharing her moving testimony of heartbreaking loss, tragedy, hope and healing, she received a standing ovation from those in attendance at the full capacity theatre. In addition to Ms. Schloss, HKSAR Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Mr James Henry Lau Jr, JP, Consul General of the State of Israel Ms Ahuva Spieler, United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong Rabbi Martha Bergadine, Chief Imam of Hong Kong Mufti Muhammad Arshad, Consul General of the Russian Federation Mr Igor Sagitov, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Ms. Annemieke Ruigrok, Fok Ying Tung Foundation Chairman Ben Fok, Captain Stephen Lief of Cathay Pacific Airlines, Chairman of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Dr Raphael Aharoni, BBS and HKHTC Co-Chairman Mr Glen Steinman participated in this event.

You can watch the UNHMD 2020 commemorative event here. The evening’s photo album can be accessed here.