HKHTC-supported Holocaust Films @ Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2019

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The Hong Kong Holocaust & Tolerance Centre is pleased to support a number of Holocaust-themed films as part of the 20th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival taking place 2-10 November 2019.

In addition to school screenings, this year’s public screenings will all take place at Asia Society Hong Kong Center at 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty. Please see the list below for film descriptions.

We hope you will be able to join us this year. Please visit the film festival website here and get your tickets through this link!

Supported Films 2019

Avenging Evil (3 November – 6:15 PM) 

A documentary featuring a seldom-told, thought-provoking story of revenge. Six million Jews are dead, but by 1946, just a handful of Nazis face trial. Most of the guilty will never face justice. For many of Hitler’s victims, this is not enough. Based on previously unheard recordings and exclusive interviews with those involved—all of whom are over 90—this film tells the story of a secret organization of Holocaust survivors who decide to take matters into their own hands. Assembled by the warrior-poet Abba Kovner, their aim is “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life.”

Who Will Write Our History (4 November – 7:00 PM)

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters.

Bye Bye Germany (7 November – 7:00 PM)

Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann and his friends have survived the Holocaust, escaped the Nazi regime and are now dreaming of leaving for America. But how will they get the money in these tough post-war times? The smooth-talking businessman focuses on what the Germans now need most: fine bed linens nicely wrapped in amusing stories! The six talented entertainers go from home to home, praising German housewives with chutzpah. Business flourishes and a bright new future can be seen in the horizon. But questions about Bermann’s past catch up with him. Why does he have two passports? What about his visit to Hitler’s mountain retreat? Could he have collaborated with the Nazis?

[*Exhibition Extended*] HKHTC & CityU Present: ‘Stars Without a Heaven: Children in the Holocaust’ Exhibition

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[**EXHIBITION EXTENDED**]

Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce that the ‘Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust’ exhibition will be extended until 14 November 2019. For members of the public, please register to visit the exhibition on arrival at the City University’s Run Run Shaw Library. For further information, please contact lb@cityu.edu.hk

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Please kindly note that the starting time of the Opening Ceremony on 16 Oct 2019 has been changed from 7:00pm to 4:00pm. Both the exhibition and the opening ceremony will take place at the City University’s Kowloon Tong campus:

Run Run Shaw Library, 3/F Yeung Kin Man Academic Building,
City University of Hong Kong,
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

A campus map can also be accessed here:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/wayfinder/default.aspx?lang=en&venue_type=Department&venue=LIB

We look forward to welcoming you in the exhibition.


The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre is pleased to present an acclaimed international exhibition — Stars Without a Heaven: Children in the Holocaust — a special project organized along with the City University of Hong Kong and in cooperation with Yad Vashem.

The ‘Stars Without a Heaven’ Exhibition will take place at the Woo Foo Foundation Gallery of the City University of Hong Kong’s Run Run Shaw Library during 16-31 October, 2019. Please also join the exhibition’s opening ceremony and talk. More details are listed in the poster. For further information, please contact lb@cityu.edu.hk

Translating The Holocaust – A Planned Symposium

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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

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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: April 17 – April 22 2020

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

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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