Past Events 2017-06-28T19:18:59+00:00

PAST EVENTS

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Director of Education Simon Li Talked to Victims of the Japanese Germ Warfare in Quzhou

On July 16, Director of Education Simon Li visited an elderly hospital in Quzhou, China to meet with Mr and Mrs Fang, victims of the Japanese Germ Warfare, to discuss their painful experiences during the […]

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, […]

Director of Education Simon Li to Serve as Anne Frank House’s Visiting Educator

HKHTC continues to broaden its reach. HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li has served as a visiting educator at the Anne Frank House in
Amsterdam this spring. During his academic visit, Mr Li and the […]

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 […]

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EUROCLIO Director and HKHTC Director Discussed Educational Approaches in The Hague

In late May 2017, HKHTC’s Director of Education Simon Li and the Director of European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO) Jonathan Evan-Zohar met together in The Hague to discuss strategies that can help history educators in Asia […]

Humanity House Director and HKHTC Director Discussed Peace Education in East Asia

In May 2017, HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li and the Director of the Humanity House Ms Lisette Mattaar had a fruitful meeting in The Hague to discuss peace education in East Asia and the […]

  • 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) […]

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 […]

Holocaust Survivor Henry Friedman Spoke at Local Schools in Hong Kong

In May 2017, the HKHTC arranged for Holocaust survivor Mr Henry Friedman to address the local schools in Hong Kong. Accompanied by HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li, the 89-year-old Polish survivor spoke about how […]

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HKHTC Seminar at HKU: Dialogue with Holocaust Survivor Henry Friedman

 

HKHTC was proud to host a dialogue seminar with our guest Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman at the University of Hong Kong’s SPACE campus on May 22, 2017. It was a full house with dynamic audience […]

Director of Education Simon Li Discussed Educational Matters at the International Court of Justice

HKHTC was invited to attend International Court of Justice (ICJ) events at The Hague this May. During his ICJ visit, Director of Education Simon Li met and discussed educational matters with Dutch officials.

Holocaust Survivor Micha Gelber Met with Director of Education Simon Li at Rotterdam’s Memorial for Jewish Children

The Joods Kindermonument is a children memorial site in Rotterdam which commemorates the deaths of 686 Jewish children who were killed by the Nazis. In Spring 2017, Director of Education Simon Li (Visiting Educator, Anne […]

  • Westerbork Camp

Director of Education Paid Tribute to Holocaust Victims at Westerbork Camp on Liberation Day

As the Amsterdam-based Anne Frank House’s Visiting Educator, HKHTC’s Director of Education Simon Li visited the Westerbork camp, which was a WWII Nazi detention and transit camp in Hooghalen, on the Liberation Day (Dutch: Bevrijdingsdag). […]

Student Actors and Actresses of “Auschwitz Lullaby” Joined HKHTC Workshop

In April 2017, secondary students from Yew Chung International School (YCIS) came to the HKHTC resource centre to participate in a workshop delivered by Director of Education Simon Li on the Auschwitz concentration camp. This […]

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 […]

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. […]

HKHTC’s Teacher-training Sessions at Yew Chung Community College

In March 2017, Director of Education Simon Li presented teacher-training sessions to educators on the important skills to teach the Holocaust in an age-appropriate manner.

 

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.

  • Director of Education Simon Li visited Baptist LMC Secondary School

Director of Education Simon Li visited Baptist LMC Secondary School

On 2 March 2017, HKHTC’s Director of Education Simon Li addressed near 200 students at the Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School. Besides discussing the Holocaust, the Shanghai refuge, a little-documented chapter of the Holocaust, was […]

  • Director of Education Simon Li gave lectures to CUHK's postgraduate students on Holocaust Denial

Director of Education Simon Li gave lectures to CUHK’s postgraduate students on Holocaust Denial

In February 2017, HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li lectured on Holocaust Denial in the Chinese University’s MA programme in Comparative and Public History. A number of local media professionals also sat in Mr Li’s lectures. […]

  • Free Screening - Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

An Evening with Deanna Byck and Free Community Screening of “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”

In February, our Holocaust Centre was delighted to co-organize a free community screening of Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War and a public discussion event with the film’s co-executive producer Deanna Byck in Hong Kong. […]

  • UN Holocaust Memorial Day 2017-Jeremy-Amias Chair HKHTC
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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 […]

  • Survivor of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp Tours Hong Kong Schools

Survivor of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp Tours Hong Kong Schools

In the beginning of 2017, the HKHTC arranged for Holocaust survivor Mr Micha Gelber to address the following 11 schools across the region: West Island School, Harrow International School, Island School, French International School, Baptist Lui Ming […]

  • JCC-HKHTC Event with survivor of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

JCC-HKHTC Event with survivor of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

In our joint event with the Jewish Community Centre on 17 January 2017, Micha Gelber, survivor of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, shared his incredible story of survival during the Holocaust.
ABOUT MICHA GELBER
Micha Gelber was born in Ede […]

  • Director of Education Simon Li lectures at local and international schools in Hong Kong

Director of Education Simon Li lectures at local and international schools in Hong Kong

Simon Li, a Canadian-trained historian who speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English, was appointed HKHTC’s Director of Education in 2016. Simon has extensive knowledge about genocide and he previously was Senior Lecturer at a higher education […]

  • Slawomir Grunberg, director of Karski & the Lords of Humanity, speaks at HKU

Slawomir Grunberg, director of Karski & the Lords of Humanity, speaks at HKU

The November 2016 visit to Hong Kong by Mr Slawomir Grunberg, director of Karski & the Lords of Humanity, was impactful. HKHTC screened this Holocaust documentary at The University of Hong Kong with Mr Grunberg […]

  • Director of Education lectured at Creative Secondary School

Director of Education lectured at Creative Secondary School

This fall, HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li visited Creative Secondary School. Two classes of students from 13 – 14 years benefited from the HKHTC’s visit, which gave an informative, age-appropriate insight into the life […]

  • Dr Erez Pery, scholar & director of The Interrogation, visits Hong Kong

Dr Erez Pery, scholar and director of The Interrogation, visits Hong Kong

In November 2016, HKHTC partnered with the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival (HKJFF) to organize a visit to Hong Kong by Dr Erez Pery, both a scholar and the director of the award-winning film The Interrogation, […]

  • 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 - Extraordinary Story

A Lesson on Life and Peace: The Extraordinary Story of Holocaust Survivor Micha Gelber

On January 19, 2017, HKHTC and the Hong Kong Baptist University organized a public event “Lesson on Life and Peace: The Extraordinary Story of Holocaust Survivor Micha Gelber” with Dutch Holocaust survivor Micha Gelber, HKBU professor Emilie […]

  • Director of Education Simon Li spoke at Nord Anglia International School

Director of Education Simon Li spoke at Nord Anglia International School

Since the new semester began this fall, our Director of Education Simon Li has visited many local and international schools to give Holocaust workshops for students of different ages. In October 2016, he ran a Year 6 […]

  • Director of Education discussed the issue of Genocide at Rotary Secondary School

Director of Education discussed the issue of Genocide at Rotary Secondary School

During this first semester of 2016-17, Director of Education Simon Li gave a 90-minute workshop to more than 180 students at C.C.C Rotary Secondary School on genocide, followed by the showing of a short film […]

  • Director of Education discussed the Holocaust with Historian Yehuda Bauer at Yad Vashem seminar

Director of Education discussed the Holocaust with Historian Yehuda Bauer at Yad Vashem seminar

This September, HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li was sponsored by the Adelson Family Foundation to attend a Holocaust educators’ seminar at Yad Vashem, the world’s Holocaust remembrance centre in Jerusalem. During this seminar, Simon […]

  • Micha Gelber at U of HK

Micha Gelber’s Talk at the University of Hong Kong on January 17

On January 17, 2017, HKHTC and the Univeristy of Hong Kong hosted a very well-attended talk “Micha Gelber: A Dutch Survival Story of the Holocaust” with Holocaust survivor Micha Gelber, HKU professor Roland Vogt, and Simon Li, HKHTC […]

  • 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 […]

  • Director of Education Simon Li Met with the Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindlers List

Director of Education Simon Li Met with the Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindler’s List

The HKHTC’s newly-appointed director of education Simon Li, a public historian and a university academic before joining the centre, visited the youngest Holocaust survivor from Schindler’s List in Israel this fall. Before moving to Israel and establishing […]

  • Nobuki Sugihara

Nobuki Sugihara, son of Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sugihara, visited Hong Kong

It was with great honour that we welcomed Mr Nobuki Sugihara, son of Consul Chiune Sugihara, a Righteous Among the Nations, for our September events. Mr. Sugihara spent a week in Hong Kong, from September 18th – September […]

  • Of Many - Linda Mills - Director

Of Many – Screening and Discussion with Linda Mills, the Director

On 12 September 2016, we were delighted to co-organize a public screening and discussion event with the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts, and eSRT in Law, Language, Literature of the University of Hong Kong (HKU):

Of […]

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 […]

  • HKHTC-Art & Writting Contest

HKHTC 2016 Art and Writing Contest – Year 9 – 13

After the success of last year’s contest we were proud to announce the launch of the 2016 Art & Writing contest for Years 9 – 13.

Pick from one of the following three categories, answering the question

‘HOW AND […]

  • Ben Freeman at LPC United World College

Director of Education, Ben Freeman, visits LPC United World College

On Tuesday 15th March, HKHTC Director of Education, Ben Freeman, visited Li Po Chun United World College to discuss the issue of Genocide.

Ben and the class discussed the concepts of Genocide and how the Holocaust fits into […]

General Release of Son of Saul

Along with the The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival we were pleased to announce the general release of SON OF SAUL in HONG KONG from 3rd March 2016 onwards.

Taking place at Broadway Cinematheque/PALACE ifc and 

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Oscar Winning Film, Son of Saul Screening 27th February & March 1st

As part of the European Film Festival we were proud to have partnered with the Consulate of Hungary in Hong Kong and Macao, the European Union Film Festival and the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival to […]

  • 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 […]

Holocaust survivor, Dov Landau’s tour of Hong Kong Schools and Universities

For Holocaust Memorial Day HKHTC hosted Dov Landau, a Holocaust survivor from Israel. From the 26th of January to the 2nd of February Dov visited nine different schools & universities speaking to over a thousand students about his […]

  • Ben Freeman at CIS

Director of Education, Ben Freeman spoke at Chinese International School

HKHTC Director of Education, Ben Freeman, ran workshops at Chinese International School discussing the Spanish Inquisition and the Jewish festival of Chanukah.

He also gave specials in Hebrew language helping the students learn about Jewish culture. […]

HKHTC Director of Education, Ben Freeman, spoke at the Anatolia Cultural & Dialogue Centre

On Saturday 12th December, at the Anatolia Cultural & Dialogue Centre, Ben Freeman gave a lecture on the history of the Holocaust as well as the importance of learning the lessons of history.

After Ben’s lecture there […]

  • Hannah Lessing - Lifestories

Hannah Lessing’s Visit: Book Presentation and Discussion of Memories – Lifestories of Victims of National Socialism

Since 2011, the Austrian National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism has published the book series: “Lives Remembered. Life Stories of Victims of National Socialism”. With this, the National Fund […]

  • Hannah Lessing

Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria and of the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism, visits Hong Kong

In partnership with the Austrian Consulate General in Hong Kong we were delighted to welcome Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria and of the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism, […]

  • 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 […]

Launch of New HKHTC Resources – Teacher Training Seminar

HKHTC was thrilled to launch two units of resources – The Lessons of The Holocaust & Treatment of Gay Men by the Nazis – in collaboration with From Yesterday For Tomorrow at a teacher […]

  • 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: […]

  • Watchers of the Sky

Watchers of the Sky: A Genocide Awareness Event – May 13th in Hong Kong

On May 13th, HKHTC premiered Watchers of the Sky in Hong Kong:

WATCHERS OF THE SKY interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael […]

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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 […]

  • Jackie Metzger - HK Return visit

Jackie Metzger, Instructor at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies, Returns to Hong Kong

On his second visit to Hong Kong, Holocaust educator Jackie Metzger, of Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies, addressed both secondary school students and teachers on themes relevant to Holocaust poetry.

Jackie Metzger made aliyah from South Africa […]

Screening of Auf Wiedersehen, ‘Til We Meet Again, at Hong Kong University

On March 25, 2015, HKHTC and the HKU Law Faculty hosted a special screening of Auf Wiedersehen, ‘Til We Meet Again.

In this compelling and often funny tale of recovery and renewal, author and activist Linda G. Mills is propelled by […]

  • Rick Carrier - school visit

Buchenwald Liberator, Sergeant Rick Carrier, Tours Hong Kong Schools

Alongside the United States Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau, the HKHTC arranged for Sergeant Carrier to address the following nine schools across the region: St. Stephens Girls’ College, Elsa High School, Kellett School, Po Leung […]

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 […]

  • HKHTC-Event Series

HKHTC Event Series for Read@ Polytechnic University 2014

In the months of September-November 2014, the HKHTC partnered with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on an exhibition and event series around The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, this year’s choice for Read@PolyU. The exhibition in […]

  • 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 - Schools Visit

Sara Atzmon schools visits 28th April – 7th May 2014

As our guest in Hong Kong, Mrs Atzmon visited 9 schools and Universities in Hong Kong and Macau, talking to well over 1000 students.

The schools visited ranged from International schools and Band 1 local schools, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sara Atzmon - 24 Feb - 4 May

‘Surviving Evil – The Pictorial Language of Sara Atzmon’ Feb 25th – May 4th 2014

The HKHTC was delighted to jointly host two exhibitions, in collaboration with Hong Kong University and the Goethe-Institut HongKong of the artwork of renowned Holocaust survivor and artist Sara Atzmon.

Mrs. Atzmon’s Holocaust-themed work was on display from […]

  • Yom-HaShoah-2014

Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Memorial Day, Sunday April 27th 2014

This years Yom Hashoah ceremony took place at the University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong, Bonham Road.

This unique memorial event was held amongst the paintings of survivor and artist Sara Atzmon who addressed […]

  • 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 and Lecture tour

Goethe-Institut Hongkong – exhibition opening April 2nd 2014

On April 4th, Dr Florian Knothe, Director of the University Museum and Art Gallery, gave a guided visit and lecture about the paintings of Sara Atzmon, was exhibiting her art at the Museum in conjunction with the […]

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Goethe-Institut Hongkong – exhibition opening April 2nd 2014

The Sara Atzmon Exhibition was officially opened at the Goethe-Institut Hongkong on 2nd April and closed on 3rd May.

This exhibition was running in parallel with Mrs Atzmon’s exhibition at the University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of […]

  • 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 […]

  • RTHK.hk

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 […]

  • Kimberly Mann Visit

21st October 2013 – Schools visits from Kimberly Mann-Manager of the United Nations Holocaust Outreach Programme

Kimberley Mann from the UN visited two Hong Kong schools, Li Po Chun and French International School. She spoke about  the role of the United Nations in education and commemorating the Holocaust.

She also spoke to the Education […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2013-UN-Day of Peace

21 September 2013 – Celebration of United Nations International Day of Peace

HKHTC Board Members represented us at this wonderful occasion, attended by UNESCO and Government officials, representatives from Religious and Communal organisations, Consulates and other relevant bodies.

It was followed by a panel discussion –  In what […]

  • 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 […]

  • Alan-Rosen-Seminar

27th May 2013 – Dr Alan Rosen Seminar ‘Testimony, Literature and the Holocaust’

Dr Alan Rosen earned his PhD in literature and religion at Boston University where he studied under the supervision of renowned Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Founding Chairman of the United States Holocaust […]

  • Yom-HaShoah-2013

April 8th 2013- Yom HaShoah Ceremony ‘Maintaining Humanity’

The theme of this years Yom HaShoah ceremony was ‘Maintaining Humanity’ In collaboration with the Tsofim of Hong Kong, we held our annual ceremony at the Jewish Community Centre, using music, poetry and readings to […]

  • Joanna-Millan-school-Visits

April 8th-12th – Joanna Millan Schools Visits

In April we were delighted to host Joanna Millan from London, on a speaking tour of Hong Kong schools. Joanna talked to over 1800 pupils at 13 different schools about her experiences as a child […]

  • SHOAH

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 […]

School talks by Silvain Gilbert – Hidden Child

HKHTC Board member, Silvain Gilbert, has been active all year going to schools in Hong Kong to tell pupils about his experiences as a hidden child, during the Holocaust. Children have been captivated […]

  • Music-from-the-Ashes

January 27th, 2013 – Music from the Ashes: A United Nations Commemoration Concert

To commemorate the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day the HKHTC held a memorial concert titled “Music from the Ashes” at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. The concert featured musicians from Hong […]

  • the-Last-Flight-of -Petr-Ginz

November 13-27, 2012: Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

As part of the Hong Kong Jewish film festival, we screened two films, the “Heart Of Auschwitz” and “The Last flight of Petr Ginz,” to more than 700 local school children at more than 11 […]

  • Guest-Speaker-Ephraim-Kaye

November 2nd, 2012 – Seminar: The Holocaust as a Unique Event in History

Guest speaker and Head of Education at Yad Vashem – Ephraim Kaye, addressed students and academics at Hong Kong University in a joint lecture organised by the HKHTC and the University’s Modern Languages department. […]

  • Holocaust centre aims to educate the young

May 14, 2012 – Inauguration of the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre

The Resource Centre was officially inaugurated on May 14th 2012, during a ceremony at Elsa High School, Shau Kei Wan. Former Israeli Chief Rabbi and Child Holocaust Survivor, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, attended the event […]

  • Director of Education Simon Li Met with the Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindler’s List
  • Simon k. Li at Schindler's grave

Director of Education Simon Li Met with the Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindler’s List

The HKHTC’s newly-appointed director of education Simon Li, a public historian and a university academic before joining the centre, visited the youngest Holocaust survivor from Schindler’s List in Jerusalem this fall. Before moving to Israel and establishing […]

  • 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 […]

January 31 2012 – UN Holocaust Memorial Discussion with Steven Smith

In our first event as the HKHTC, we welcomed Steven Smith, Head of the Shoah Foundation at the University of Southern California. Mr Smith spoke at the Jewish Community Centre, about the importance of Holocaust […]