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Asia Society Global Education Series - Holocaust Survivor: Eva Schloss
January 14, 2020 (Tuesday)
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Asia Society members : Free admission
Non-members : Free admission
Discount Tickets :
International School Students : HK$ 0
Local School Students : HK$ 0
Registration at : 18:00
Event starts at : 18:00

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is the annual international memorial day designated by the United Nations to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust. To mark this event and also the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army in January 1945, the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) is delighted to bring Mrs. Eva Schloss to Hong Kong as a special guest on this occasion. Asia Society Hong Kong Center and HKHTC are honored to host Mrs. Schloss for an evening of student-centered learning, where she will share her remarkable story of life before the war, how she survived Auschwitz-Birkenau and rebuilt her life afterwards.\r\n\r\nMrs. Schloss is a Holocaust survivor, peace activist, international speaker, teacher, author and humanitarian, recognized by Queen Elizabeth II with an M.B.E. and for whom the play And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank was written by James Still in 1999. She is also the stepsister of Anne Frank, whose diary possibly is the most famous work to emerge from the horrors of that event. Mrs. Schloss’s story is one of heartbreaking loss, determination, betrayal and, ultimately, the survival and triumph of the human spirit against all odds: among her many ordeals, she survived escape from Austria, two years in hiding in Amsterdam, capture on her 15th birthday, nine months in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the death of her father and brother, and repatriation to Holland. 40 years after the end of World War II, Mrs. Schloss started to share her story. She has since written three books and spoken all over the world about her experiences. This is her first visit to Hong Kong, which promises to be a memorable occasion.\r\n\r\nMrs. Schloss’s story is difficult to imagine, yet reminds us that life is precious and fragile, the creative spirit is stronger than fear, power of good is immeasurable and love makes a difference. This program is aimed at students who will have the rare opportunity to engage directly with a prominent individual who, after suffering the horrors of Auschwitz, has gone on to live a life rich and full of meaning.

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