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 (HKHTC) will host the UN Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration, which will take place online at 7pm HKT on Thursday 27th January via our Facebook Live (click here) and also on our YouTube Live (click here).

The special commemoration will feature the testimony of our remarkable guest, Greek Holocaust survivor Ms Lola Angel.

Lola Angel is one of the very few Greek Jews left to remember the horror of the Nazi concentration camps. Approximately 83 percent of Greek Jews, nearly 59,000 people, were exterminated when the country was occupied by Nazi Germany. Lola is among survivors who have not spoken until now. Because she was so young at the time, she felt it was not her place to speak. But seven decades after the end of WWII, she finally feels ready to pass on her experiences to the next generation.

“I was but a child but I forgot nothing. The memories still haunt me, and the intense smells of the camp are ever-present.”
 –Lola Angel