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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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In Memorium – Albert Sutton

It is with much sadness that we learned of the death of Albert Sutton, who passed away 08 October, aged 96 years. Albert served in the British army in World War ll and his unit participated in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Recounting his memories at Holocaust Memorial Day two years ago, […]

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The Mary Elmes Prize in Holocaust Studies

  Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in association with the History Teachers Association of Ireland The Mary Elmes Prize in Holocaust Studies for Transition Year students, launching September 2019 The prize will bear the name of Mary Elmes, an Irish woman who saved hundreds of children during the Holocaust. In 2013, Mary was awarded Righteous Among […]

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Learning from the Holocaust, study visit to Kraków 29 October – 02 November 2018

This programme includes a 5-day study visit to Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is supported by two separate seminar days: one in preparation for the study visit (Saturday 20th October) and one on reflection afterwards (Saturday 17th November). These seminars will take place on Saturday mornings. The study visit costs €595 pp- inclusive of flights, hotel, […]

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Certificate in Holocaust Education 2018 – 2019

Certificate in Holocaust Education 2018 – 2019 Continuous Professional Development for teachers, educators, clergy and community workers. A programme comprising 4 modules with a Special Purpose award at NFQ level 7 carrying 20 ECTS. These modules can also be taken independently of the Certificate in Holocaust Education 2018 – 2019. A Certificate in Holocaust Education providing in-depth […]

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The Holocaust Narrative Presentation

 The Holocaust narrative is an interactive presentation for senior cycle school students.   This presentation gives an overview of the history of the Holocaust as it developed between 1933 and 1945 and considers the changing contexts before, during and after WWII. The presentation is cross-curricular, allowing participants from various disciplines to benefit. Teachers of Transition Year, […]

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