15 July

Shanghai’s Forgotten Jewish Past and Hong Kong

In this video feature story, HKHTC Executive Director & Columbia University’s Historical Dialogue Fellow Simon K. Li discusses how Shanghai hosted a large, vibrant community of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Nazi Europe as well as the refugees’ relationships with Hong Kong.

16 June

“Forgotten Victims: A Conversation with Sinti Holocaust Survivor Rita Prigmore” Webinar

Together with Jews, the Roma and Sinti (Gypsies) were targeted for extermination by the Nazis during their twelve-year reign of terror and were thus also victims of ideological racism. The stories of the Roma and Sinti are less well known and the first memorial to their suffering was only unveiled in Berlin in 2012: the history of this persecution, over a thousand years of oppression in Europe, must be told even more urgently while the few survivors are still with us.

Rita Prigmore’s mother was facing forced sterilization when she was found to be carrying twins, a subject of endless fascination to Nazi doctors in their pursuit of creating a super race. This saved the life of the as yet unborn Rita and her sibling but both infants were then subject to unspeakable medical “experimentation”. While she was only two years old when the war ended, Rita has managed to trace the story of her birth and suffering – an indelible part of her early memories – and she still lives with their long-term consequences today.

In her sharing, Rita tells us of this little-known aspect of the Holocaust and where her community is still subject to extreme racism and deprivation in contemporary European society.

21 April

“The Fight against Anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe Today” Webinar

April is Genocide Awareness Month. HKHTC hosted a special webinar with Germany’s inaugural Federal Government Commissioner for the Fight against Anti-Semitism, Dr Felix Klein, for a live discussion and Q&A on the fight against anti-Semitism in Germany and Europe today.

The webinar was moderated by HKHTC Chairman and HKU scholar Dr Roland Vogt.

This event was supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the University of Hong Kong’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures.

8 April
“Yom HaShoah 2021/5781
Remembering Music’s Saving Powers at Auschwitz”Anita Lasker-Wallfisch OBE is one of the dwindling number of men and women still living who survived Auschwitz. She was taken to the camp but escaped the gas chambers because of her ability to play the cello, and went on to become a founding member of the English Chamber Orchestra.On this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ms Lasker-Wallfisch shares with us her unique story of how playing the cello saved her life
17 March

“Technology and The Future of Holocaust Education in Asia” Webinar

What role can technology play in the future of Holocaust and tolerance education in Asia?

Join USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director, Stephen Smith and HKHTC Executive Director and Columbia University’s Historical Dialogue & Accountability Fellow, Simon K. Li as they discuss the ways in which we can fight hate and teach empathy, understanding and respect in this digital age.

26 February

HKHTC-ASHK Live Webinar

“The Ballerina of Auschwitz”:
A Historic Morning with Dr. Edith Eva Eger

In honour of Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre’s (HKHTC) 10th Anniversary we proudly present “Dimensions: Insights to the Past, Present and Future of Lessons from the Holocaust” Webinar Series.

HKHTC in partnership with Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) were delighted to virtually host award-winning author, eminent psychologist and Auschwitz Survivor Dr. Edith Eva Eger as our special guest for the first webinar of this special series.

In this webinar, Dr. Eger shared her remarkable story of survival against all odds and her powerful tips for coping through uncertain times.

“Even in hell, hope can flower.”
– Dr. Edith Eva Eger

27 January

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, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre hosted a virtual commemoration on 27 January 2021.

This year, we were honoured to have our keynote speaker Mr Eddie Jaku OAM, who at 100 years old has an illuminating perspective on life and a very unique story of enduring Kristallnacht, escaping and being captured by the Nazis, and surviving the concentration camps on multiple occasions. Thank you for joining us as we bear witness to his unique story of courage and survival.

30 April
HKHTC was honoured to participate in the 24-Hour Virtual Global Vigil hosted by the #TogetherWeRemember Coalition on April 30th to mark the conclusion of Genocide Awareness Month. Over a 24 hour cycle, the vigil featured content about genocides from 33 major organisations in 17 countries around the world, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Poland, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Argentina, Spain, Turkey, Mauritius, Macedonia, Guinea, Uganda, and the United States. As Asia’s largest and most active organization dedicated to Holocaust awareness, HKHTC kicked off this global event with a unique Asia-based perspective.
2020 January 20 For this year’s 75th Anniversary we were happy to have Eva Schloss MBE, Auschwitz Survivor, Stepsister of Anne Franke, and Internationally Renowned Peace Activist as our featured speaker.
April 20
Around this time every year, we come together in Hong Kong to remember and honour those who perished in the Holocaust. Even though we are all social-distancing amid COVID-19, we can utilise online platforms to come together virtually as we remember and pay tribute in this year’s Yom HaShoah.
2020 January 20 For this year’s 75th Anniversary we were happy to have Eva Schloss MBE, Auschwitz Survivor, Stepsister of Anne Franke, and Internationally Renowned Peace Activist as our featured speaker.
2019 January 23 The theme for the 2019 ceremony was: “Being a Woman in the Holocaust”. Holocaust survivor Ms. Eva Koralnik was our guest speaker and shared her incredible story of survival.
2018 January 25 HKHTC UN Holocaust Memorial Day with, 90 Year old visiting Holocaust Survivor, Werner Reich in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
2017 January 27 HKHTC UN Holocaust Memorial Day with Micha Gelber in Sai Ying Pun
2017 January i-Cable News broadcast
covering Micha Gelber’s school visits
In Chinese with English
2017 January Harrow International School HK  哈羅香港國際學校
In cooperation with HKHTC.
Speaker Micha Gelber, Holocaust Survivor
 2016 September

Asian Righteous Talk by Mr Nobuki Sugihara at:
Harrow International School HK 哈羅香港國際學校
In cooperation with HKHTC


2016 January

HKHTC UN Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 at Leighton Hill
Speaker: Holocaust survivor Dov Landau


2015 January UN Holocaust Memorial Day
Speaker: Sgt. Rick Carrier
2014 March UN Holocaust Memorial Day
Speaker: Olga Horak
 2013 October  Opening of the Oasis Exhibition (part A)
2013 October Opening of the Oasis Exhibition (part B)
2013 October Opening of the Oasis Exhibition (part C)