Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Telling kids about the Holocaust

Joanna Millan gives a talk at Elsa High School in Shau Kei Wan. Photo: Jonathan Wong

When you're in grade seven, it's hard to grasp what life might have been like for those interned in a concentration camp during the second world war. It's even harder to fully understand the horrors of the Holocaust.

Monday, 15 April, 2013, 9:27am

Tragic connections

The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman Faber and Faber

Two plots meet in The Street Sweeper, the fourth novel by Australian-born Elliot Perlman, who is being mentioned as a strong contender for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey, Rob Broomby Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook)

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The Unfree French - Life Under the Occupation

The Unfree French - Life Under the Occupation

by Richard Vinen

Penguin, HK$167

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

'Every night, I heard the last sighs of girls dying. They were the lucky ones'

Lotte Weiss' first 'crime' at the concentration camp was to finish digging through a plot of debris too quickly and move over to help her sister clear through hers.

The punishment? Death by gassing.

But Lotte escaped the gas chamber because the truck could hold only 20 people - she was 21st in line.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

Institute to mark Auschwitz anniversary

The Goethe-Institut Hong Kong will stage a video reconstruction of a confronting Israeli theatre performance on Thursday to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

23 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

10,000 Hong Kong tourists explore Poland each year

The estimated 10,000 Hong Kong tourists who explore Poland each year are inevitably confused by the historic Old Town of Warsaw. In some ways it appears old, but in others not.

The capital owes its unique discrepancy to World War II. Warsaw was one of central Europe's most beautiful and sophisticated cities until it was almost destroyed during the war.

3 May 1999 - 12:00am

Breeds apart

There have been some extraordinary revelations in Battle Of The Sexes In The Animal World (World, 9.25pm), the absorbing BBC documentary series about the various ways that animals reproduce. It seems there is no end to the permutations for deception, betrayal, and outright conflict.

21 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Volkswagen yields to war-time slaves

Oskar Schindler, the real-life hero of Steven Spielberg's epic Schindler's List, saved Jewish concentration camp victims from extermination by employing them as forced labour in his factory.

17 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Holocaust - deliberate mass destruction

THE letter from John Mortl (South China Morning Post, January 9) alleges that I contributed 'to the substantial body of misinformation surrounding the 'Holocaust' (his quotation marks) controversy' in my review of Konin - A Quest, by Theo Richmond (Post, December 30).

12 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Shortage of credible Holocaust evidence

IN her review of Theo Richmond's book Konin-A Quest ('Heading back to the future', South China Morning Post, December 30), Naomi Price contributes to the substantial body of misinformation surrounding the 'Holocaust' controversy.

9 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Tragedy for humanity

EVEN 50 years after the liberation of the German death-camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the anguish and suffering of those who died there are barely imaginable. The grim, haunting pictures of gaunt, staring figures lined up behind barbed-wire awaiting the liberating armies are the nearest most people will come to understanding the horror of what happened in the Nazi extermination camps.

28 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Auschwitz remembered

Bitter memories . . . an unidentified concentration camp survivor, with prisoner number attached to his jacket, weeps among the crowds - including about 20 presidents and monarchs - who gathered at Auschwitz concentration camp yesterday on the 50th anniversary of its liberation.

28 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Tourism with tears in horror museum

TOURISTS are grim-faced, some even in tears when they visit one of Washington's latest attractions. The Holocaust Memorial Museum is not a pleasant place to visit.

22 Sep 1993 - 12:00am