UN Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2020

2019-12-16T23:07:07+08:00Tags: |

The annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day is designated by the United Nations as a Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. To mark this event and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp by the Red Army in January 1945, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) will bring Ms. Eva Schloss MBE (Auschwitz survivor and Anne Frank’s stepsister) to Hong Kong as a special guest. This is her first visit to Hong Kong.

The HKHTC is pleased to host the UN Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration at the Hong Kong City Hall on January 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm. Eva will share her incredible story of survival in Auschwitz.

The event is open to the public but with limited seating. Please RSVP to secure a seat and bring a valid photo ID for entrance. Please click here to register for the event.

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

2019-10-24T12:26:19+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: 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

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