Ms. Atzmon’s artworks, many of which are large-scale, highly impactful paintings, reflect the artist’s memories of her horrible experiences during the Shoah. In 1944, Ms. Atzmon was first deported to Auschwitz and from there she was sent to Bergen-Belsen under terrible circumstances.
As an adult, Ms. Atzmon became a talent painter dedicated to use her, often very dramatic and explicit, paintings, to bring awareness to the cruel times in our fairly recent past, and to educate a young generation to treasure and practice tolerance, and foster understanding and compassion between people of different religions and cultural backgrounds.
The artist, Sara Atzmon, was present at the opening ceremony that was held on February 25, together with Mr. Sagi Karni, Consul General of Israel in Hong Kong, Mr. Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, Consul General of Germany in Hong Kong, and guest of honour Mr. Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
The full list of officiating guests (from left):
Mrs. April Kaminsky, Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre
Mr. Jeremy Amias, Chairman of the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre
Mrs. Regina Ip, Member of Executive Council of the HKSAR Government
Mr.Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, Consul General of Germany in Hong Kong
Mr. Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government
Mr. Sagi Karni, Consul General of Israel in Hong Kong
Mrs. Sara Atzmon, Artist, Holocaust survivor
Dr. Gabriele Gauler, Director Goethe Institut Hongkong
Mr. Glen Steinman, Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre
Dr. Florian Knothe, Director of the University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong
Surviving Evil: The Pictorial Language of Sara Atzmon
February 25 – May 4, 2014
The University Museum and Gallery
Hong Kong University
90 Bonham Rd, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
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