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17 November 2019 - 19 Heshvan 5780 - י"ט חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Hong Kong to establish a Holocaust and Tolerance Resource Centre E-mail

Plans are in place to set up a centre in Hong Kong dedicated to promote education and awareness of the Holocaust. The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Resource Centre (HKHTC) main goal is to become a centre for scholars, teachers, students and the general public, to make accessible locally relevant material in Asia, specifically in Chinese.

The HKHTC will promote conferences, workshops, exhibits and remembrance events. Spearheaded by local resident Jeremy Amias, the non for profit organisation, will have eight board members. The centre has taken space in the Elsa High School resource room, where it has some artefacts, books and dedicated computers which students and teachers can use to access web-based materials. At some point in the future a more permanent home may be considered.

The centre will also be responsible for overseeing initiatives already established such as the Asian delegation to the March of the Living. It will be organising UN Holocaust Remembrance Day on 31 January to be held at the Jewish Community Centre. Featuring guest speaker Dr. Stephen Smith, a Holocaust specialist who has started and operated many different Holocaust memorial centres. He founded the UK Holocaust Centre and the Aegis Trust for Genocide Prevention and currently Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, the archive of Holocaust survivor testimonies established in 1994.

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