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Commemorating the 82nd Anniversary of Kristallnacht

In November 2020, March of the Living commemorated the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht with a message of unity and hope through a unique international campaign. Titled “Let There Be Light,” March of the Living invited […]

Special Lecture on the Shanghai Ghetto

On 22 October 2020, HKHTC Executive Director Simon Li gave a special lecture to around 300 high school students at St Stephen College’s main hall. The lecture was about of the almost 20,000 Jewish refugees […]

Zoom Seminar on the Righteous Among the Nations

In cooperation with EDiversity, an established local parent-initiated NGO promoting diversity in education in Hong Kong, HKHTC presented an evening webinar on the Righteous Among the Nations — these are non-Jewish people who risked their […]

Yom HaShoah 2020 – Virtual Commemoration


Every year, we come together in Hong Kong to remember and honour those who perished in the Holocaust. Even though we […]

HKHTC @ Hong Kong International Book Fair 2019

The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre presented a special lecture titled “Who Will Write our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto” last week at the Hong Kong International Book Fair – […]

Yom HaShoah Commemoration 2019

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, is observed every year. It is a day of commemoration of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of actions carried out by Nazi Germany. […]

School Visits by Holocaust Survivor Eva Koralnik

Budapest-born Holocaust survivor, Ms Eva Koralnik, Eva spoke to 11 schools and universities during her visit to Hong Kong and Macau. Her presentations created a personal connection with over 3,000 students and community members, the […]

1944: Memories of a Journey

HKHTC was pleased to host an evening of dialogue with Holocaust survivor Eva Koralnik on 16 January at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center (“ASHK”). Eva engaged in a thought-provoking, special dialogue with ASHK’s Chairman Ronnie […]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture 2019

In cooperation with The Commercial Press bookstore, HKHTC co-hosted an International Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture presented by Simon K. Li. The public lecture was well received, with most attendees in the fully booked venue staying […]

United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2019

HKHTC hosted the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day (“UNHMD”) commemoration on 23 January at Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun Community Complex. Budapest-born Holocaust survivor, Ms Eva Koralnik, delivered a moving and memorable keynote address to […]

HKHTC @ Hong Kong Human Dignity Festival 2018

HKHTC greatly appreciates the community’s support as we continue to deliver high-quality Holocaust education programming and we encourage you to join us at our upcoming events. This year we have partnered […]

HKHTC @ Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2018

The Hong Kong Holocaust & Tolerance Centre was pleased to sponsor a number of Holocaust-themed films as part of the 19th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival during 3-11 November 2018.

As part of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, […]

Yom Hashoah Ceremony 2018

The Hong Kong commemoration of Yom Hashoah 2018, which was hosted by HKHTC, welcomed Anne Frank House’s Ronald Leopold as our keynote speaker. Many people attended this year’s ceremony which was a full house at […]

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Events to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Atrocities at Nanjing

Facing History-HKHTC Series on Remembering Nanjing
香港猶太大屠殺及寬容中心-Facing History 南京暴行歷史講座及教師工作坊

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the atrocities at Nanjing, Facing History and Ourselves and the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre co-presented a series of events in partnership […]

United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

HKHTC marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 25 January 2018 with a moving, well-attended ceremony at the Sai Ying Pun Community Hall. With this year’s theme, “Holocaust Remembrance: Resistance and Resilience,” the commemoration was […]

‘The Auschwitz Album’ Exhibition in Sept. 2017

In September 2017, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre was pleased to present a unique set of photographs – The Auschwitz Album – an exhibition organized along with the University of Hong Kong’s School […]

HKHTC Art and Writing Contest: Year 9 – 13

After the success of our previous contest we were proud to organize the Art & Writing contest for Years 9 – 13 students in Hong Kong. This
year’s theme is ‘HOW AND WHY SHOULD WE REMEMBER […]

HKHTC Teacher Training Workshops in South China

In May 2017, Simon Li, (HKHTC Director of Education and Anne Frank House’s Visiting Educator), Ephraim Kaye (Yad Vashem’s Director of International Seminars for Educators) and Glenn Timmermans (University of Macau’s Professor and HKHTC Board […]

Yom Hashoah 2017: A Day to Remember The Holocaust

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, is observed every year. It is a day of commemoration of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of actions carried out by Nazi Germany. […]

Holocaust Workshops at Nord Anglia International School

On June 22, Director of Education Simon Li was invited by Nord Anglia International School to deliver two workshops on the Holocaust towards all Year 9 students. The workshops examined the Holocaust through its victims, […]

Faith Communities Visited Resource Centre

Director of Education Simon Li gave a sharing session on The Diary of Anne Frank and our centre’s work for different members of Hong Kong’s faith communities this spring.

Harbour School’s Grade 6 Students Visited HKHTC

Harbour School’s Grade 6 students visited our Resource Centre in Shau Kei Wan on June 5, 2017. Director of Education Simon Li gave all students a workshop which explored the Holocaust through the stories of […]

Genocide Exhibition at Sha Tin College

Congratulations to Sha Tin College for a very successful and meaningful Genocide Exhibition! Our centre’s board director April Kaminsky gladly presented prizes to the winners on the STC campus before the weekend. Warmest congrats to […]

  • SouthChina-Courage-Conference

The South China Courage Conference 2017

The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre was in China on May 26 and 27, 2017. Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman was joined by HKHTC Director of Education Simon K. Li (Visiting Educator, Anne Frank House) […]

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UN Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

On 23 January 2017, the Hong Kong Holocaust & Tolerance Centre marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a moving, inspiring ceremony at the Community Hall in Sai Ying Pun. Many Jewish and local community members […]

  • Journalists visited HKHTC Resource Centre

Journalists visited HKHTC Resource Centre

Veteran journalists Cable TV’s Fanny Fung, Next Magazine’s Jophy Sin, a journalist from the ethnic media JB Pun Magar, and the HKU honorary lecturer in journalism Pui-king Chan visited our Resource Centre in Shau Kei Wan in November. HKHTC Director […]

  • The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival -19-27 November
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The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival (19-27 November)

This fall, we were proud to sponsor the following Holocaust films as part of the 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival. They were shown at local and international schools as well as universities around Hong Kong:

Karski and the Lords of Humanity […]

  • Micha-Gelber JCC Event

JCC Event: “Micha Gelber: A Dutch Survival Story”

Please join us as Micha Gelber, survivor of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, recounts the amazing story of his childhood and fight for survival in the face of Nazi occupation.

Tuesday 17th January 2017 8pm
Jewish Community Centre, 70 […]

HKHTC Directors’ Trip on the Cambodian Genocide

On June 24-26, 2016, Directors of the HKHTC travelled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to enhance their knowledge base of the events of the Cambodian Genocide. Accompanied by a staff member from the DC-Cam (Documentation Center […]

Director of Education Works With Local Church Leaders

On Monday 23rd May, a group of twenty local Church leaders visited the HKHTC Resource Centre.

Director of Education, Ben Freeman, presented on the history of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust for nearly two hours. They discussed […]

  • Dr Ephriam Kaye - with local church leaders

Dr. Ephraim Kaye of Yad Vashem Visited Hong Kong

We were honoured that Dr. Ephraim Kaye, of the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, visited Hong Kong on Friday 20th of May.

Accompanied by HKHTC Director of Education, Dr. Kaye visited Discovery College and Discovery Bay […]

  • Yom HaShoah-2016

Yom Hashoah 2016

We were proud to host the annual Yom HaShoah (Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day) ceremony at the Jewish Community Centre on Wednesday 4th May, from 7pm – 8pm.

Students from Elsa High School led the commemoration ceremony, speaking of […]

  • Dov Landau at the ASHKC

Dov Landau speaks at the Asia Society

Dov Landau, Holocaust survivor from Israel, spoke to 300 people at Asia Society on 1st February 2016 as part of his Holocaust Memorial Day tour of Hong Kong. He spoke wth Asia Society HK President Chairman […]

  • HKJFF-2015

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

We were delighted to sponsor two films at the 2015 Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival.

Kinderlekh and Forgers of History were shown at schools and universities around Hong Kong and Macao. These films helped students gain a […]

  • HKHTCs Ben Freeman

Director of Education Speaks at CUHK

On the 20th October, HKHTC’s Director of Education, Ben Freeman, addressed 1500 students at Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ben spoke for an hour about the history of the Holocaust and screened his documentary, shot in 2012 in […]

  • Shanghai-Wartime-Haven

Shanghai: A Wartime Haven – August 2015

To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto and the end of WWII, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) staged a public exhibition entitled Shanghai: A Wartime Haven. The exhibition told […]

  • Dr David Silberklang

Summer Workshop with Dr David Silberklang – June 1 at HKU

On June 1st, HKHTC hosted Dr David Silberklang (Senior Historian, Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research) at Hong Kong University for its last teachers’ workshop of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Dr Silberklang’s talk was entitled: […]

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2015 Yom Hashoah Ceremony

On the evening of April 15th, 2015 HKHTC marked Hashoah, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day, with a special ceremony at the Jewish Community Centre. The programme featured an abridged performance of Charlotte Delbo’s renowned play, “Who Will […]

2015 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the HKHTC marked 2015 International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a special programme co-sponsored by the United States Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau. Some 400 Jewish and […]

HKHTC Teachers’ Workshop on Liberation

On January 23, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre will hosted its first-ever half-day teachers’ workshop on themes relevant to the end of the […]

  • Teachers Workshop: Why Teach the Holocaust

Teachers Workshop Why Teach Holocaust

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Yet why, as educators, should we teach it? In what ways is its scrutiny […]

  • Sara Atzmon Shenzhen

Sara Atzmon visit to Shenzhen – April 27th 2014

As part of her visits to schools and educational institutions, Sara Atzmon visited the Baoan Social Welfare Centre, which is an which is an orphanage in Shenzhen, China. Sara shared her remarkable story of hardship and survival with a […]

  • Maryknoll Convent Lecture

Lecture at Maryknoll Convent – April 11th 2014

The HKHTC were delighted to be invited to Maryknoll Convent to educate 800 students about the Holocaust.

One of our Educational Committe members, Dr Martin Chung delivered the lecture and answered questions from students afterwards.

The students […]

  • Sara Atzmon Exhibit

Sara Atzmon exhibition opening – February 25th 2014

We were delighted to welcome to Hong Kong, artist and Holocaust survivor Sara Atzmon, who opened her exhibition ‘Surviving Evil- the Pictorial Landscape of Sara Atzmon’  on 25th February at Hong Kong University Museum and Gallery.

Guests […]

  • Olga Horak at the JCC

January 27th 2014

UN Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration at the Jewish Community Centre

This year we were delighted to welcome Olga Horak as a guest speaker at our commemoration event. Olga is a Slovak born Australian who survived Auschwitz and […]

  • School Holocaust Exhibit 2014

School Holocaust Exhibition

During January we were delighted to lend Po Ling College, a Band 1 English Medium local school, a copy of an excellent Holocaust exhibition created by the Cape Town Holocaust Centre.

It is an excellent example […]

  • Myra Berkovitz visit

January 20th 2014

Wandering Jews In A Strange Land

The HKHTC were  delighted to co-host a meeting with Chabad ‘Discovery Bay’.

Ms Myra Berkovitz, teacher and Holocaust educator, will be gave a fascinating overview of the Jewish presence in China through the end […]

  • Jackie Metzger - visit

December 2nd and 3rd 2013

School speaker tour – Jackie Metzger

For two days we had the pleasure to host Jackie Metzger from Yad Vashem.

Jackie has 25 years of teaching experience and currently works at Yad Vashem, teaching visiting groups, guiding them […]

  • HKJFF-No Place on Earth

November 18th – 29th 2013

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival – school screenings

The HKHTC were delighted to take the film No Place On Earth around 9 schools in Hong Kong.

This film, chronicles the survival story of 38 Jewish men, women […]


28th November 2013

Radio Interview RTHK

Jeremy Amias the HKHTC Chairperson gave an interesting interview on Reenita Malhotra’s 123  show – about the work of the HKHTC.

Please click here to hear the interview between 1.30 – 2 pm. […]

  • 15 Oct - 14 Nov 2013 Exhibit

October 15th – November 14th 2013

An Oasis of Survival and Hope

A Holocaust exhibition featuring artwork by the Children of the Terezin Camp.

This exhibition also showcased artwork produced by pupils from Hong Kong schools as well as information panels about different aspects […]

  • Ephraim Kaye Oct 2013 visit

25th October 2013 – Ephraim Kaye schools visit

Ephraim Kaye, Director of the International Seminars for Educators Department of Yad Vashem, gave three seminars to students at Sha Tin College.

He spoke to three different year groups and enthralled students with his subject material.

  • 21 Oct. 2013 Exhibit

21st October 2013 – UN Official opens our Exhibition

Kimberly Mann, Manager of the United Nations Holocaust Outreach Programme, officially opened our Exhibition An Oasis Of Survival and Hope, in Central Market.

The event was attended by VIPS, Consuls-General, the students and parents of participating pupils […]

  • Facing History-Workshop

19th October 2013 – Facing History workshop

Facing History ran an engaging and informative day’s training at Li Po Chun College in collaboration with the HKHTC.

Students considered issues of individual and national identities, the failure of democracy in Weimar Germany and critical […]

  • Dan-Michman-visit

31st August 2013 Lectures by Dan Michman from Yad Vashem

On 31st August we were delighted to welcome Dan Michman from Yad Vashem. Professor Michman is Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research and Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies.

Professor Michman has been involved […]


23-24 March 2013 – Screening of SHOAH

The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre collaborated on two public screenings of Claude Lanzmann’s monumental testament to The Holocaust, the film Shoah, as part of the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The […]

  • Nov 2011 HK Jewish Film festival school screenings

Nov 2011 HK Jewish Film festival school screenings

We took the film Hana and her Suitacase around 13 schools in Hong Kong for special screenings that were presented by her brother George.The film enthralled students and along with the presentation by her brother, […]

  • In Darkness

April 19th, 2012 – Yom HaShoah Memorial Service

The Hong Kong Holocaust & Tolerance Centre hosted the annual Yom HaShoah Memorial Service at the Jewish Community Centre.

Following the memorial the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival presented a special screening of IN DARKNESS at […]