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Courage to Remember's message continues to speak E-mail

The Simon Wiesenthal Center recently announced that over 2 million visitors in 73 locations have viewed the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s traveling exhibition on the Nazi Holocaust, Courage to Remember, since its opening.

Mrs. Yukiko Sugihara, wife of Chiune Sugihara, was among those present when the exhibit was initially sponsored by Soka University of Japan. Chiune Sugihara, was a Japanese diplomat who helped save 6,000 Jews during the Holocaust. There is a permanent monument honouring him in Lithuania.

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HK students visit Yad Vashem E-mail

Two Hong Kong students, Charlotte Raybaud from King George V School and John Li from Sha Tin College were selected to take part in the first International Youth Congress organised by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust remembrance and education centre in Jerusalem.

The programme was held  27-29 January 2008 and marks the United Nation’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

On 1 November 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 27 January as the international day of commemoration of the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. 

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Anne Frank's story makes a strong impression on Hong Kong E-mail
 
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Hong Kong students visit the Anne Frank exhibition

The Anne Frank exhibition has made its mark in Hong Kong and on Asia in general. From 8 November through 9 December 2007, nearly 4,500 local and international students, as well as 1,500 other local visitors, made their way through the exhibit. For many it was the first time that they had heard of Anne Frank and the Holocaust.

They walked away forever changed from the experience. “Anne Frank is my hero”, “There should be no more hate”, “I wish I could have known her”, “We can not kill people anymore because they are different” are some of the messages they wrote on their Leaves of Hope after walking through the Photographic Diary.

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The Jacob Ballas Centre inauguration E-mail

Singapore’s new Jewish Community Centre, funded by the estate of former Jewish Welfare Board president, the late Mr. Jacob Ballas, held its inaugural ceremony on 6 November 2007.

The Jewish Centre’s opening ceremony was honoured by the presence of the President of Singapore, S.R Nathan, the Israeli ambassador to Singapore, Ilan Ben-Dov, and many local Jewish residents and community leaders.

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Israel awards enthusiastic Korean mud festival participants E-mail

A photo of five enthusiastic participants in Korea’s famous tenth annual Boryeong Mud Festival made its way to Israel and was an instant hit.

The Israeli Ministry of Tourism announced that it would like to invite the five young ladies pictured, as well as five other people who help locate them, to Israel in honour of Israel’s 60th anniversary of Independence.

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