Jewish History

Local Holocaust education

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

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012, 12:00am

Road accident victim reveals pain of living as a tetraplegic

'It takes me more courage to survive than to die,' Lok Wai-kin, a former firefighter who has been a tetraplegic since a road accident in 2004, said outside the Court of First Instance yesterday.

17 Nov 2009 - 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

Group renews its battle for a permanent synagogue

An Orthodox Jewish group that has worshipped in temporary premises for more than five years has renewed its attempt to build a permanent home in Central.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Happy returns

Maurice Ohana unwraps the boxes in the FedEx parcel which has arrived in his Shanghai office. They contain moulds from the mouths of Parisians who went to their dentist a day earlier for a fitting of false teeth.

5 Jun 2006 - 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

New group claims to be lost tribe of Israel

A second group of Indian Jews claiming to be a lost tribe of Israel has emerged, claiming the right to return to their 'homeland', but there are doubts about the motives of the impoverished group.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Last but not least

Phoebe Philo's departure from Chloe at the start of the year came suddenly, but her final collection for the label has still been hailed by fashion critics. For spring/summer, Philo uses linen, cotton and silk to reflect the lightness and softness of the warmer months.

26 Feb 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

All I've Got

A 72-year-old grandmother (right) dies, and, on her way to the hereafter, meets her first love who died 50 years earlier. She is given a fateful choice: either restart her life as a 22-year-old and give up all memories of her family, or never be reunited with her waiting love. Part of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival.

23 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Reform talks

The government says public consultation on constitutional reform will start early next year. But observers say that the talks could be a delaying tactic to postpone genuine reform. Share your views: write to us

22 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

When the word of God is not enough

The Bible Unearthed

by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

Free Press $200

FOR CENTURIES, the Bible was regarded as a sacred text that could not be questioned.

24 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Allied guilt

Early in The Long Way Home (World, 10pm) there is a quote from an observer of the survivors of the Holocaust: 'I think 90 per cent of these people will never be normal. They have suffered too much.' The thrust of this documentary is not what happened in those camps, but what happened to the people afterwards, which in many cases was far more traumatic because they were supposed to be free.

10 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Rules help make a fair society

Let's look at a hypothetical case. Jack, a medical student, met his new neighbour in the lift and noticed that she was very ill. Being a kind-hearted person, Jack offered free treatment to her, but did not say that he was not a qualified doctor.

21 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Target practice

Target (Pearl, 9.30pm) was director Arthur Penn and star Gene Hackman's third collaboration, and it shows. Hackman knows exactly what he has to do playing a middle-aged agent, forced out of retirement when his wife gets kidnapped. And Penn knows exactly how to turn up the action when necessary to make this a superior sort of thriller.

28 May 1998 - 12:00am