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22 November 2017 - 4 Kislev 5778 - ד' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR HENRY FRIEDMAN SPEAKS AT A CHINA CONFERENCE E-mail

A ground-breaking event took place on 26-27 May in Dongguan, southern China. The South China Courage Conference, on the theme of “Finding Inspiration to Make a Difference”, featured keynote speaker and Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman and several other educational experts and speakers.

Mr Friedman is the author of I’m No Hero: Journeys of a Holocaust Survivor and a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Holocaust Museum in Seattle, Washington.

The 89-year-old, who was born in Brody, Poland, spoke about how he lived through an incredible journey that saw his early life nearly destroyed by the Holocaust. Surviving with the help of two Ukrainian families in Poland, his family hid in a tiny space the size of a queen-size bed for 18 months. The courage of Henry’s saviours— and so many others like them—offers us critical lessons and stories that should inspire us to live better and treat all people with dignity. His message was “One person CAN make a difference.”

Other presenters at the event included Dr Glen Timmermans from Macau University, who gave workshops about the origins of anti-Semitism, and Simon Li, Director of Education for the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC).

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