Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Publications

Publications

A Holocaust Memorial Day booklet is produced each year for the commemoration and these are excellent resources for teaching and learning.

All booklets record the programme and readers at the commemoration.

The booklet focuses on different topics each year. All of these booklets are available to download on the links below.

 

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Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2017

The 2017 commemorative booklet records the programme and the participants of the commemoration. It provides images and descriptions of historical events during the Holocaust. Articles on survivors living in Ireland, the work of Yad Vashem to identify and name the Jewish victims and the Holocaust and other genocides also feature

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2017 (PDF, 10.97 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2016

The 2016 commemorative booklet records the programme and the participants of the commemoration. It provides images and descriptions of historical events during the Holocaust. Articles on survivors living in Ireland, the work of Yad Vashem to identify and name the Jewish victims and the Holocaust and other genocides also feature

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2016 (PDF, 3.61 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2015

The 2015 commemorative booklet records the programme and readers at the commemoration. Images and description of historical events during the Holocaust. Articles on survivors living in Ireland, the Righteous and the work of noble Irishman, Hubert Butler feature.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2015 (PDF, 4.03 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2014

The 2014 booklet features historical events before, during and after the Holocaust. Articles on Hidden Children and post war pogroms are also included.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2014 (PDF, 4.00 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2013

For Ireland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, an article on the impact of the Holocaust in Europe featured in the booklet. it also considers Jewish life in Europe in the various communities before, during and after the Holocaust. There is a short story about Irishwoman, Mary Elmes, who was awarded Righteous Among the Nations.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2013 (PDF, 3.08 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2012

The 2012 publication traces the development and destruction of Jewish communities and culture in Europe from classical times through to the mid twentieth century. The story of the Czech town of Kolin is described and the work of lady Desart is highlighted.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2012 (PDF, 4.05 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Booklet 2011

The 2011 booklet highlights the devastation of Kristallnacht, the many different victims of the Holocaust and the various stages of murder. Personal stories, the plight of Greek Jews and post war pogroms are featured.

Download Holocaust Memorial Booklet 2011 (PDF, 1.91 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2010

The failure of the Evian conference, Ireland and refugees, a letter of appeal from Chief Rabbi Herzog to Chief Justice Kennedy to assist Jews in Europe and the tragic plight of Ettie Steinberg, the only Irish Jew to perish in Auschwitz are all recorded in the booklet.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2010 (PDF, 2.52 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2009

The 2009 booklet draws together Irish connections with the Holocaust from survivors who have made Ireland their home, visa appeals, the hat and ribbon factories in the west of Ireland, places of refuge and Irish nazis. Writers, artists, poets and storytellers have space in this booklet.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2009 (PDF, 2.70 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2008

The horrors of the Holocaust were redeemed by the altruistic actions of non Jews who risked their lives to safe Jews during World War II and were recognised as Righteous Among the Nations. The personal story by Judith Mok of her family appears in Auschwitz revisited and the first Stolpersteine (memorial stone) is highlighted in this issue.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2008 (PDF, 2.01 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2007

The story about the plight of 937 German Jews who sailed to the US on the liner, The St Louis, via Havana but failed to receive their US visas and were turned back. Camp orchestras, and the story of Primo Levi as well as an article about the persecution of deaf people.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2007 (PDF, 4.76 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2006

This booklet draws attention to children of the Holocaust in particular Jewish Holocaust survivors living in Ireland who were children at the time of WW2. The Kindertransports, the Terezin Ghetto and an article by Tomi Reichental also feature.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2006 (PDF, 2.23 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2005

The hat and ribbon factories established in the west of Ireland feature for the first time in the booklet. All of the categories of victims are also highlighted as well as the story of Janusz Korczak who championed Jewish orphans and Rudolf Vrba, one of very few survivors who managed to escape from Auschwitz.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2005 (PDF, 2.51 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2004

The plight of Hungarian Jews, The July Plot to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 and the role played by the Bielenbergs and other families appear in this booklet. Also, the work of Hubert Butler setting up the Kagran Gruppe with the Quaker international Centre for Refugees in Vienna features as well as the printing of Tomi Reichental’s story about hiding a piece of wood.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2004 (PDF, 2.12 Mb)

Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2003

The very first commemorative booklet printed to coincide with the very first national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration. Highlighting several Irish connections with personal recollections of survivors, accounts about Bob and Han Collis and Jack and Bertha Weingreen, two couples who worked in Bergen-Belsen immediately after the war and the courageous exploits of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty.

Download Holocaust Memorial Day Booklet 2003 (PDF, 1.67 Mb)