Buchenwald Liberator, Sergeant Rick Carrier, Tours Hong Kong Schools

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Alongside the United States Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau, the HKHTC arranged for Sergeant Carrier to address the following nine schools across the region: St. Stephens Girls’ College, Elsa High School, Kellett School, Po Leung Kok Laws Foundation College, Hong Kong International School, NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College, Hong Kong University, Discovery College and Sha Tin College.

Sergeant Carrier spoke about his experience as a solider in the Second World War, recounted the liberation of Buchenwald, and shared his advice for fighting bigotry and intolerance today.

In total, 2,500 students (aged 12-22) were present for Sergeant Carrier’s talks.

Sergeant Carrier’s visit to Hong Kong was covered by Apple Daily, CNN, and Phoenix TV.

HKHTC Teachers’ Workshop on Liberation

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To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre will hosted its first-ever half-day teachers’ workshop on themes relevant to the end of the Second World War and liberation.

The three talks included pedagogical methodologies for classroom use. Speakers were Simon Goldberg and Prof. Glenn Timmermans (Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University of Macau) and Miguel Maneros De Lemos (Faculty of Law at University of Macau).

The workshop was attended by 45 secondary school and university educators from Hong Kong and Macao, representing the following faculties: History, English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

December 2014 HKHTC Film Festival Outreach Project (in affiliation with HJKFF)

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Following the success of the past two years, we are excited to announce another year’s partnership with the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival. This December, we are pleased to offer a wider selection of three films for screening at your school, two of which deal with the Holocaust specifically and the events of the Second World War more broadly, and one of which treats issues of racism and prejudice. We invite you to view the films’ trailers below by clicking on each title:

1) Run Boy Run (German with English and Chinese subtitles, 102 minutes) tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy’s solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith. Suggested age group: Years 8-10 (ages 13-16).

2) Secrets of War (Dutch with English subtitles, 93 minutes) tells the gripping story of two boys whose friendship is tested by the secrets World War II brings to their village in South Limburg. Suggested age group: Years 7-9 (ages 12-15).

3) 24 Days (French with English and Chinese subtitles, 110 minutes) tells the true, harrowing account of the month-long kidnapping of 23-year-old Ilan Halimi, whose case prompted a massive police manhunt and eventually a national outcry against antisemitism in France. Suggested age group: Years 12-13 (ages 17-18).

This year, all three films will be available to screen throughout the month of December—at a time suitable for you. As in the past, we are happy to offer a workshop or post-screening discussion at your school, led by one of our educators.
For more details and to book a screening, contact Simon Goldberg at info@hkhtc.org.

HKHTC Event Series for Read@Polytechnic University 2014

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We are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition in partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. From September 15 through October 30, students will interact with panels on Holocaust history, as well as information on other genocides, in the campus library.

Photos of the exhibition are online here.

This initiative is part PolyU’s annual Read@ event series, which this year centers on John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. On October 7 students heard from Holocaust survivor Silvain Gilbert. On October 13 and 20, they will watch the film based on Boyne’s book and partake in a post-screening discussion on the film.

Sara Atzmon exhibition and visit – February-May 2014

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The exhibition ‘Surviving Evil’ was extensively reported in the media.

We have had additional coverage from  The Standard, Hong Kong Magazine, SCMP listings-editors choice, Jewish Times Asia, and Asian Jewish Life as well as Sing Tao and Ta Kung Pao in the Chinese press.

Mrs Atzmon’s visit to Macau was covered by the Portugese language paper hojemacau.

Photos from Mrs Atzmon’s school visits as a gallery or a slide show can be viewed here.

Yom HaShoah – 27th April 2014

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Our annual Yom HaShoah commemoration was held at the University Museum and Gallery, among the haunting and evocative paintings of Sara Atzmon.

Students from Li Po Chun College gave beautiful musical accompaniment to the readings and poetry.

Please click here for coverage in Jewish Times Asia.

Surviving Evil – The Pictorial Landscape of Sara Atzmon: Feb 25th – May 4th 2014

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Please click here to see coverage of our exhibition at Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery.

We are delighted that this was featured in the Young South China Morning Post, since this is a very important target group for our educational mission.

This exhibition has also been covered by a column in the Hong Kong Ecomomic Journal, Ming Pao, Le Petit Journal, The House News and Xinhua Website as well as featured as ‘pick of the day’ in the SCMP listings and 24 hours. There was a prominent listing in the now closed HK Magazine.

Olga Horak press coverage

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We have had wonderful press coverage for the visit of Holocaust survivor Olga Horak, who toured 8 schools and addressed well over 2000 students.

Ming Pao – a Chinese daily and the Young SCMP covered her talk at La Salle College and Apple Daily published a wonderful interview.

Please click here to read the Apple Daily interview in Chinese and click here for an interview in the SCMP Post Magazine and here for an article on page 40 of The Correspondent.

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