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INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHAIR
|It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.
We are a purely voluntary organisation dedicated to Holocaust education, the preservation of memory and to ensure that lessons of tolerance can be learnt so that this may never happen again. Every year we organise Annual Ceremonies for UN Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27th), and Yom Hashoah. We also host visits from Holocaust survivors and talks by visiting academics. We sponsor films at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Jewish Film Festival, and we take these around schools. We support teaching staff in schools with materials and guidance. We were established by a group motivated Hong Kong-based individuals who have been touched indirectly or directly by the Holocaust, and appreciate its historical importance and tremendous educational significance. Our first priority is to educate students and teachers on this difficult topic, with a view to creating a better, more tolerant society. East Asia has never had such an organisation and we are honoured to pioneer these efforts with the support of many like-minded organisations around the world. We welcome anyone who can contribute with their time, ideas or financial support. Jeremy Amias, Chair Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre