UN Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

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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 were in attendance, as were more than 30 diplomats and dignitaries, including The Hon. Tung Chee-hwa and The Hon. Donald Tsang, both former Chief Executives of Hong Kong, and Ms Florence Hui, the Under Secretary for Home Affairs of the HKSAR Government. We were honoured that Micha Gelber, an 81-year-old Dutchman who lived through the Holocaust, travelled from the Netherlands to Hong Kong to share his story of survival with us.

Please click here for more photos from our UN Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 event and you can also watch a video of the evening on our Facebook page

January 27th 2014

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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 Bergen Belsen concentration camps.

She gave a moving address to distingushed guests, community members, students and other supporters at this event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzX6uq11SU8

http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/lizhayes/259285/olgas-story

October 15th – November 14th 2013

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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 of the Holocaust and other Genocides.

The exhibition was a huge success with high viability and educational impact for the wider Hong Kong public well as extensive press coverage.

 

25th October 2013 – Ephraim Kaye schools visit

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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.

Click here to read the students feedback.

21st October 2013 – UN Official opens our Exhibition

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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 from Elsa High School and Sha Tin College as well as members of the Jewish community and wider public.

Please click here to see a video of the opening speeches.

http://youtu.be/K_7Pmru1ErI

http://youtu.be/nIDQvtTV1RM

Click here to view the photos from the opening of the exhibition.

http://www.esf.edu.hk/SC-holocaust-exhn2013

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

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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 Department, to discuss Holocaust Education in the Hong Kong curriculum.

She was also interviewed on RTHK radio 3 Phil Wheelan show.

http://programme.rthk.hk//assets/contentindex/asx/radio3_2505_236715_31103.asx

January 31 2012 – UN Holocaust Memorial Discussion with Steven Smith

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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 education and the preservation of memory, in order to avoid future genocides and crimes against humanity.

Smith was a co founder of Britain’s first Holocaust Centre and the Aegis Trust for Genocide Prevention before taking his current position.

The ceremony was attended by Consul Generals, faith leaders, members of the Jewish community as well as other distinguished guests.

http://www.cdeclips.com/en/hongkong/Holocaust_remembrance/fullstory_71750.html