Yom Hashoah 2018
Remembered: Children of the Holocaust
by Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
Jewish Community Centre
70 Robinson Road, Mid-levels
11 April 2018
7:30pm - 8:30pm
RSVP is required: www.hkhtc.org/event-rsvp
Non-JCC members must bring photo ID for security purposes
About the event
Yom Hashoah is observed on the 27th day of the Jewish month of Nisan as a day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. The theme of this year's Yom Hashoah ceremony is 'Remembered: Children of the Holocaust,' with keynote speaker Ronald Leopold, who is the Executive Director of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre is honoured to host the Yom Hashoah 2018 commemoration with the support of the Anne Frank House, the Dutch Consulate and the Israel Consulate.
About the Speaker
Executive Director, Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
Ronald Leopold was born in 1960 in Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. From 1978 to 1985 he studied history at the University of Groningen, and during his studies he lived for two years in Budapest, where met his wife. Since 1985 he has lived in Amsterdam together with his wife and daughter. After his studies, he held a variety of posts at the General Pension Fund for Public Employees, where among other things he was involved with the implementation of legislation affecting war victims. In 1990 he moved to the Pensions and Benefits Council, which he directed from 2006. Ronald Leopold has been the Executive Director of the Anne Frank House since 1 January 2011.
About The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC)
The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of Holocaust awareness and advancing tolerance in society.
About The Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House is a non-profit organisation. Its main aims are to administer the Anne Frank House museum and to spread the message of Anne Frank's life and ideals.