United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

2018-04-20T08:12:33+08:00Tags: |

HKHTC marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 25 January 2018 with a moving, well-attended ceremony at the Sai Ying Pun Community Hall. With this year’s theme, “Holocaust Remembrance: Resistance and Resilience,” the commemoration was very successful with nearly 300 local Chinese and Jewish community members in attendance. Feedback was highly positive. Over thirty diplomats and dignitaries also attended, including Consuls General representing many European countries, the United States and Canada. The Under Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Jack Chan, represented the HKSAR government and delivered an excellent speech at the beginning of the ceremony.

HKHTC was deeply honoured that Mr Reich, a 90-year-old survivor of multiple concentration camps and the infamous death march, travelled from the United States to Hong Kong to share his story with the Hong Kong public. In addition to giving a keynote speech at the UNHMD ceremony, Mr Reich also visited different local schools and universities to share his experiences with young audience.

Centre Statement on Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis

2017-09-28T10:39:09+08:00Tags: , |

The HKHTC is deeply concerned about the developing humanitarian and refugee crisis due to developments in Rakhine state, Myanmar. There have been numerous reports of civilians being wounded and killed as well as Rohingya villages burnt. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have reportedly fled or been driven from their homes, resulting in a large scale humanitarian tragedy.

The HKHTC strongly condemns any violence targeting or affecting the civilian population. The HKHTC calls on the government of Myanmar to ensure the safety, legal protection and well-being of the civilian population, irrespective of their ethnicity or religion, and to grant humanitarian organizations unrestricted access to the affected communities and areas.

Anne Frank in Shanghai: HKHTC Director Simon Li Gave Talks at Anne Frank Exhibition


In late September 2017, HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li gave talks on Anne Frank to different groups of students– both Dutch and Chinese– for a special programme at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. Mr Li gave a very interactive presentation about Anne Frank followed by guided tour of the exhibition. Students in Shanghai were very enthusiastic about it and shared their thoughts on the exhibition. The “Anne Frank – A History for Today” exhibition is on view at the Jewish museum in Shanghai till summer 2018.

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