HKHTC was pleased to host the 2020 United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration this past Monday. Our keynote speaker Ms Eva Schloss, an Auschwitz survivor, author, peace activist and stepsister of Anne Frank, spoke to an audience of nearly 500 people at Hong Kong City Hall.
After sharing her moving testimony of heartbreaking loss, tragedy, hope and healing, she received a standing ovation from those in attendance at the full capacity theatre. In addition to Ms. Schloss, HKSAR Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Mr James Henry Lau Jr, JP, Consul General of the State of Israel Ms Ahuva Spieler, United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong Rabbi Martha Bergadine, Chief Imam of Hong Kong Mufti Muhammad Arshad, Consul General of the Russian Federation Mr Igor Sagitov, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Ms. Annemieke Ruigrok, Fok Ying Tung Foundation Chairman Ben Fok, Captain Stephen Lief of Cathay Pacific Airlines, Chairman of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Dr Raphael Aharoni, BBS and HKHTC Co-Chairman Mr Glen Steinman participated in this event.
You can watch the UNHMD 2020 commemorative event here. The evening’s photo album can be accessed here.