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The Holocaust

Oldest Auschwitz survivor dies at 108

The oldest known survivor of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Antoni Dobrowolski, has died at the age of 108.

Adam Cyra, who works at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and museum, said Dobrowolski died in the town of Debno, northwest Poland.

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 4:31am

Local Holocaust education

A Holocaust education centre is to open in Hong Kong on Monday with the aim of becoming a regional resource hub.

The centre will temporarily be located at Elsa High, a Jewish high school in Shau Kei Wan. It will focus on educating people about the massacre of more than six million Jews by the Nazis during the second world war.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Holocaust centre aims to educate the young

A Holocaust education centre is to open in Hong Kong and aims to become a resource hub for the region.

The centre - temporarily located at Elsa High, the Jewish high school in Shau Kei Wan - will focus on educating about the massacre of more than six million Jews by the Nazi regime during the second world war.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Album reveals Japanese who helped fleeing Jews

A series of worn, black-and-white photos with barely legible inscriptions is shedding new light on the handful of Japanese bureaucrats who helped Jews escape the Nazi onslaught across Europe 70 years ago.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Priest races against time to record Nazi killings

Father Patrick Desbois, who is in Hong Kong this week, is racing against the clock to uncover the hidden atrocities of the Holocaust before it is too late.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, George McKay, Alexa Davalos

Director: Edward Zwick

Category: IIB (English and Russian)

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

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9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Detective Story

Detective Story

by Imre Kertesz, translated by Tim Wilkinson

Harvill Secker, HK$168

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The horrors of the Holocaust

The Holocaust, defined by historians as the genocide of the Jewish people during the second world war, remains a searing wound in the collective psyche of humans. More than 6 million European Jews were killed in the catastrophe.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Confronting Nazism in the family

There's probably never a good time to tell your child he's related to one of the most reviled men of the 20th century, but at least Katrin Himmler knows she will have the answers to her eight-year-old son's questions when the time comes.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Shanghai Jews and the Chinese Schindler

The strongest bond between Jews and Shanghai was forged when up to 30,000 found refuge there from Nazi persecution in the second world war.

It required an extraordinary series of circumstances for Jews to reach the city.

First, although most countries in the world refused to accept Jewish refugees, China did not require visas or travel documents.

5 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Never forget, never again

The unparalleled horrors of the Holocaust left the world with great responsibilities which can be summed up in the words of two sombre vows: Never forget, and never again.

Sixty years later, they have lost none of their relevance.

27 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

In short, it's labyrinthine

As your average reporter in Hong Kong, LoDown is always on the lookout for good writing to improve himself. I came across this gem from the police department, an internal memo putting forward its objections to a police union changing its name.

8 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

On humanity's secret service

IN 1993, STEVEN SPIELBERG swept the board at the annual Academy Awards for his film about Czech businessman Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews by employing them in his factory. Although not on so lavish a scale, a travelling exhibition, Visa For Life: Diplomats Who Rescued Jews, showing in Hong Kong, honours a handful of similar people.

10 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Support grows for Austria exhibition on envoy who saved Jews

An exhibition on the life of a Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in Vienna during the Holocaust could be shown in Austria, diplomats said yesterday.

26 Sep 2001 - 12:00am