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Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration 27 January 2019

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration cherishes the memory of all who perished in the Holocaust.  It recalls six million Jewish men, women and children and millions of others who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis because of their ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliations or their religious beliefs.  The ceremony includes readings, survivors’ recollections, […]

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PUBLIC LECTURE | Inside Auschwitz: Lived Experience and the Holocaust

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann Tuesday 12 February 19:30 Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann teaches modern European History at Birkbeck College (University of London). He has written widely on Nazi terror, most recently KL: A history of the Nazi concentration camps (Little Brown, 2015), winner of the Wolfson Prize, the Mark Lynton […]

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Berlin Study Visit | 23 – 26 April 2019

This programme consists of a study visit to the city of Berlin in Germany, the country where National Socialism originated. Berlin was the seat of Nazi power through the years of the Third Reich, 1933-1945. The study visit to Berlin would have particular appeal to teachers as well as being attractive to anyone with an interest in […]

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Plenary Meeting of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, November 2018

Next week HETI founder and trustee Lynn Jackson, and HETI’s Director Heino Schönfeld will attend the plenary meeting of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA) in Ferrara, Italy. IHRA is uniting governments and experts to strengthen, advance, and promote Holocaust education, remembrance, and research worldwide and to uphold the commitments of the 2000 Stockholm Declaration.

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Public Lecture 08 November 2019

  On Thursday 08 November, Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in conjunction with The Herzog Centre and The Department of History at Trinity College Dublin, held the annual November Lecture to mark the anniversary of the November Pogrom, 1938. Tomi Reichental (Holocaust survivor Bergen-Belsen) was in conversation with Clodagh Finn (author and journalist). Tomi spoke about […]

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In Memorium – Max Levitas

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland has learned with much sadness of the death of Max Levitas, 02 November 2018 aged 103. Max was born in Ireland to Lithuanian parents who fled antisemitism in 1913 to join family already living in Dublin. He was an ardent trade unionist who opposed fascism and antisemitism all of his life. […]

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Hate Kills – The November Pogroms 1938

By Heino Schönfeld, Director, Holocaust Education Trust Ireland   On November 9 we remember the 80th anniversary of a terrible and murderous pogrom against the Jewish people which predicted the even more murderous events to come. The year 1938 was a fateful year for European and world history. On March 12 German troops occupied Austria, […]

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HETI Director meets Berlin initiative

Heino Schönfeld, Director of the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland met recently with representatives of the Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism – KIgA in Berlin. Founded in 2003/04, the Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism (KIgA), a registered non-for-profit organisation, was one of the first German civil society initiatives to develop education-based methods for dealing with anti-Semitism in a […]

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Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh

Statement from Holocaust Education Trust Ireland: “Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) condemns the despicable attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in the strongest terms. The targeting of Jewish people who were attending a Sabbath morning services was an act of deep antisemitism and racism. HETI condemns all manifestations of hate crime wherever […]

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The Crocus Project 2018/19 Launch

Today HETI launched The Crocus Project 2018/19 at Scoil Chiaráin in Glasnevin. Every autumn, young people across Europe plant yellow crocuses in memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Nazi regime over 70 years ago. We also do this in memory of the thousands of other children persecuted murdered by the Nazis […]

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