Past Events

Sep 19, 2016

Sugihara Conspiracy of Kindness – Public Film-Screening and Talk & Exhibition: The Asian “Righteous Among the Nations”

Dear Members and Friends,

You are cordially invited to attend a Public Film-Screening and Talk
as well as an Exhibition with details as follows:

Name of Film: Sugihara Conspiracy of Kindness

Date: Monday, 19 September 2016

Time: 6 pm

Venue: CPD-3.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Synopsis: It is a 90-minute historical documentary that tells the
remarkable story of Chiune Sugihara and the Jewish refugees that
he helped to save. Chiune Sugihara (1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986)
was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire
of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped 6,000 Jewish
people

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to leave the country by issuing transit visas so that they
could travel to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family’s
lives. The Jewish people who escaped were refugees from
German-occupied Western Poland or Russian-occupied Eastern
Poland, as well as residents of Lithuania. In 1985, Israel named
him to the “Righteous Among the Nations” for his actions, the only Japanese national to be so honored.

A talk will follow immediately after the film screening with speakers
as follows:

1. Mr Nobuki Sugihara
Son of Consul Chiune Sugihara, A Righteous Among the Nations

2. Dr Florian Knothe
Director of the HKU Museum and Art Gallery

3. Dr Andreas Leutzsch
DAAD Visiting Associate Professor at SMLC

All are welcome to attend the events at no charge and no registration
is required. Should you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact
Dr Leutzsch at leutzsch @hku.hk

An Exhibition jointly organized by the Holocaust and Tolerance

Centre
Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery
will also be held with details as follows:

Name of Exhibition: The Asian “Righteous Among the Nations”

Date of Exhibition: Monday, 19 September 2016 – Sunday, 25 September 2016

Date and Time of Opening Ceremony: Monday, 19 September 2016, 5:30 pm

Venue: Courtyard Level Exhibition Space, Chi Wah Learning Commons,The University of Hong Kong

We look forward to your active participation.

Best regards,

German Alumni Association Hong Kong (GAAHK)

www.gaa.org.hk

 

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