Yom Hashoah Ceremony 2019

2019-04-16T11:38:43+08:00Tags: |

The HKHTC is honoured to host the Yom Hashoah ceremony at the Jewish Community Centre on May 2, 2019.

Yom Hashoah, in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed as a Jewish day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.

All attendees must register via this link. For security purposes, non-JCC members must present photo ID for entry.

HKHTC – Facing History Teachers Training Workshop Series at Asia Society: Teaching NIGHT by Elie Wiesel

2019-04-04T13:38:17+08:00Tags: |

The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre, Facing History and Ourselves and Asia Society are offering a one-day workshop that prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience. The accompanying teaching guide explores the central questions: How is our identity shaped and reshaped by the circumstances we encounter? How do tragedy and trauma influence an individual’s identity and choices? Workshop participants will:

– Learn a range of teaching strategies for students to process emotionally powerful materials
– Learn about classroom-ready multimedia tools and resources
– Receive a hard copy of the teaching guide

To register, please go to: https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/w2019chn1-teaching-night-elie-wiesel

PLEASE NOTE: All participants are required to read or re-read Night by Elie Wiesel before the workshop. Our work together will rely on participants having recently read the book. We are pleased to offer a discount book through Bleak House Books. Please contact Albert Wan for more information: https://www.bleakhousebooks.com.hk/contact.php

For further information, please contact educationhk@asiasociety.org

Translating The Holocaust – A Planned Symposium

2017-10-21T09:31:38+08:00Tags: , , |

We are planning an important symposium alongside Macau University on how to translate the word ‘Holocaust’, and other relevant terms, into Chinese.

There is to date no uniform and official translation of this word and it is essential to have a unified translation that adequately reflects the meaning behind the word.

As Holocaust education expands into China, it is important that Holocaust and Jewish educators have a fitting translation that can be promoted amongst scholars, educators and officials in China so that this relatively new translation can be absorbed into mainstream Putonghua / Mandarin.

March Of The Living – Adult Trip To Poland

2018-11-14T23:45:59+08:00Tags: , , |

The March of the Living is an international, educational program that brings people from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II.

Join us: 28 April – 3 May 2019

Some insight into the journey by two participants:

  • 2017 March: click here to view a PDF of this participant’s beautiful images and written thoughts from his journey. (written in Chinese)
  • 2016 March:  click here to visit a participant’s blog and share her images and unforgettable experience on this momentous trip. (written in Chinese)

HKHTC Teacher Training Workshops

2018-04-19T18:24:54+08:00Tags: , , |

HKHTC is pleased to offer teacher training workshops on how to teach the Holocaust.

  • How do we teach and incorporate the stories of the victims, perpetrators and bystanders?
  • Where do we begin?
  • How do we teach the Holocaust in an age-appropriate manner
  • What is the importance of inter-disciplinary materials?

During these sessions, we will be going over the pedagogical approach and lesson plans. The workshops are offered in English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese to teachers in Hong Kong’s local and international schools.

If you are interested in taking part in these teacher training sessions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at info@hkhtc.org