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24 October 2019 - 25 Tishri 5780 - כ"ה תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Noah Klieger - a true hero Print E-mail

One is not likely to meet many people in their lifetime who are more remarkable than Noah Klieger. At eighty-one he still resembles the boxer he once claimed to be in his fight for survival.

Noah will tell you though that his survival is nothing short of a miracle. He explains that each day survival in Auschwitz could only be explained through miracles. It was not sufficient to be ‘merely' industrious, capable and strong you were, though Noah has proven that he is all of these things. He states that all that separated the survivors from the condemned was how many miracles happened to keep you alive. “It took at least one per day, sometimes ten or more to merely make it to see another day.” As he explains, 1.5 million people were murdered in Auschwitz. Only about 45,000 were able to live to tell the story.

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Muhammad Cohen-seeing the fiction in the truth Print E-mail

In 1995 Eliot Cohen, a native New Yorker, moved to Hong Kong with the masses to try and catch some of the excitement and buzz that was taking over the city.

As Cohen explains, the entire world was watching Hong Kong. It truly was the place to be and the time to be here. This was before the Asian Financial Crisis and SARS. The buildup to the eve of the handover was brewing for years and the media was there, perfectly positioned in the centre of it all.

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David Zweig on managing shifting focuses Print E-mail

If one were to merely look from an ivory tower at David Zweig, there is no doubt that he would be called successful, but when speaking to David Zweig, it is clear the story does not end there.

In the academic world, he began his study at York University in their Political Science Department, and in 1974, York University sent him to China as an exchange student where he learned Chinese and was exposed to an international group of students and thinkers.

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