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Teaching the Holocaust | 14 – 16 August 2017

We are now accepting registration form for our Teaching the Holocaust Summer School. An intensive three day programme for post-primary teachers that address the complex subject of the Holocaust and how to teach it in the Irish classroom. The course considers the historical context of the Holocaust, pedagogic challenges, cross-curricular perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches. Venue: […]

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Berlin Study Visit | 18 – 21 April 2017

  This programme consists of a study visit to the city of Berlin 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 modern European history. […]

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Seminar at Yad Vashem International School | 24 June – 03 July 2017

  An eight day programme for teachers at Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies. This course is specifically tailored for Irish teachers, providing an in depth exposure to the many facets of the Holocaust. Working at the exceptional Holocaust Museum and Archives Centre, participants can avail of resources, expertise and personal testimonies. Fee: On […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 29 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day honours the memory of all of the victims of the Holocaust. The inclusion of all the victim groups is integral to the commemoration, highlighting the consequences of intolerance.   The commemoration demonstrates the Irish Government’s commitment to the Declaration of Stockholm 2000 when the signatory countries undertook to commemorate the Holocaust and to […]

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Exhibition | Yellow Star Houses of Budapest | Irish Architectural Archive exhibition

Yellow Star House of Budapest is an exhibition of photographs by Nigel Swann. The yellow star houses were unique to Hungary and Budapest: nowhere else in Nazi-occupied Europe were houses reserved for Jews marked with the yellow star. These stars were made out of cardboard. This was, after all, intended as an interim stage, en […]

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Public Lecture | East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

Professor Phillippe Sands of University College London East West Street: A Personal Take on the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 19:30 Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2 A podcast of this lecture can be accessed here      

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Resource Available

We have a surplus of Holocaust Memorial Day commemorative booklets. These outline the development of the Holocaust, historical information and also include personal stories. These are excellent resources for all senior students to work with in class and we would be happy to send them to teachers on request. For further information, please contact the HETI office […]

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The Crocus Project 2016/17

On Wednesday 19th October The Crocus Project 2016/17 was launched. We were delighted to welcome 5th and 6th class students from Stratford National School, as well as Ambassadors and representatives from the eleven participating EU countries. The Crocus Project is funded by the Europe for Citizens programme. Mr Gerry Kiely, Head of EU Commission Representation in […]

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Kristallnacht 9-10 November 1938

On this day in 1938, Kristallnacht (November pogrom). On the night of 9/10 November 1938, the state sponsored pogrom known as Kristallnacht erupted against the Jews of Germany and Austria. Hitler Youth, bolstered by the SA and locals, unleashed a night of terror, violence and destruction. Synagogues and schools were wrecked and set ablaze; Jewish […]

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‘From My War to Your Peace: Love, Nonna’ by Monika Sears

Monika Sears is a Holocaust survivor and the mother of Oliver Sears, a HETI board member. Her powerful account of her time during the Holocaust is documented in a touching letter to her grandson, and is entitled ‘From My War to Your Peace: Love, Nonna’. ‘A letter to my grandson, about what happened to his […]

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