Ryanair mulls Poland-Israel link for Auschwitz school trips

About 7,000 prisoners were alive when Auschwitz was liberated but an estimated 1.5 million people died in the camp. Ryanair plans an Israeli-Poland service to cash in on increased Israeli interest in visiting the notorious death camp. Photo: Reuters

Low-cost European airline Ryanair is looking at introducing flights between Israel and Poland to cater for Israeli schoolchildren visiting the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 11:12am

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.

15 Apr 2013 - 9:27am

Berlusconi 'a disgrace' for Mussolini praise on Holocaust Memorial Day

Silvio Berlusconi appears to be asleep at a Holocaust commemoration on Sunday in Milan. Photo: AP

Speaking to reporters at a commemoration event on Sunday, during which he appeared to fall asleep , Berlusconi said Mussolini's anti-Semitic race laws were the most blameworthy initiative of someone "who in so many other ways did well".

29 Jan 2013 - 4:00am

Trips to Israel help Chinese understand the Holocaust

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. Photo: AP

Almost 70 years and a continent away, the memories of the second world war and the Holocaust are few and far between in China. An initiative funded by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is trying to change that with trips to Israel.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

Who said it?

Anti-doping chief Travis Tygart

The evidence is clear he was one of the ringleaders … that pulled off this grand heist

Anti-doping chief Travis Tygart on Lance Armstrong


[Islamist extremists] can threaten the region. And that's where the argument for American involvement comes in

27 Jan 2013 - 1:51am

BOOK (1958)

Night by Elie Wiesel Penguin

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The Shawl

The Shawl

by Cynthia Ozick

Orion, HK$135

In 1949, Theodor Adorno wrote: 'To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric'. The dictum is generally taken to mean that to write imaginatively about the Holocaust is inevitably to mitigate its horror and threaten the historical record.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Judgment day

The Road To Heaven: Square Peg Theatre presents a harrowing one-man play about the Holocaust and a Nazi concentration camp guard's search for forgiveness, written and performed by Peter Jordan (in English). Each performance is followed by an audience discussion. Today-June 16, 8pm. Star Alliance Theatre, Fringe Club. $90 Fringe: 2521 7251 or Ticketek: 3128 8288.

12 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Tale revisits Holocaust horrors

SO MUCH HAS BEEN written about the Holocaust that anyone writing a new account increasingly faces the struggle of presenting it in a fresh way so future generations continue to learn of man's capacity for evil.

24 Feb 2001 - 12:00am