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.

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 5:00am

Elsa High School in global lease tussle

Laptops at the ready at Elsa High School in Shau Kei Wan, where class sizes can be as little as three and no bigger than 20. Photo: David Wong

At Elsa High School in Shau Kei Wan, classes are no bigger than 20. Some lessons are taught to only three pupils.

"Everybody pretty much knows each other," said 11-year-old Benjamin Fischer, a Form Six pupil born in Israel.

29 Oct 2012 - 6:37am

Jews and others rally in Berlin over circumcision ruling

Around 500 mainly Jewish but also Christian and Muslim protesters rallied in Berlin yesterday to demand the right to circumcision following a disputed German court ruling outlawing the rite.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:06am

Jewish Wayfarers in Modern China: Tragedy and Splendor

Jewish Wayfarers in Modern China: Tragedy and Splendor by Matthias Messmer Lexington Books

15 Jul 2012 - 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

Emotional exiles of the world

The Dutch Jewish couple from whom we rented a cottage in the Dordogne in France cannot understand why more than 2,000 French Jews should migrate every year to Israel.

It would probably have been different if they had to live in a bourgeois French neighbourhood whose language, food, clothes, holidays and worship are all rooted in the European Christian ethic.

15 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Follow the Jewish lead

I AGREE with Dr James Robins' letter (South China Morning Post, January 25) that the notion of 'genetic superiority' is an unfortunate - probably even dangerous - thing.

7 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Phrase on heroines unfortunate

THE article (South China Morning Post, February 27) on the non-Jewish Rose Street Women of Berlin who saved their Jewish menfolk in 1943 contained an unfortunate turn of phrase.

It stated that Julius Israel was ''among an estimated 27,000 Jews married to Germans in Berlin'', as if their being Jews somehow precluded them from being Germans.

8 Mar 1993 - 12:00am