About Us

Welcome to Holocaust Education Trust Ireland

At the end of World War II when the horrors of the Holocaust were revealed, they confirmed what many had heard, suspected and feared. Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) is aware that key to combating prejudice and racism is education. Thus we have concentrated in designing Holocaust educational programmes and materials.


Holocaust Education Trust Ireland is an independent non-profit national charity. It was formed and registered in September 2005 by founding trustees: Mary Banotti, Oliver Donohoe, Lynn Jackson, Tom O’Higgins, Sr Carmel Niland and Ruairí Quinn TD.

Charity Registration Number: 20058609


Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) aims to educate and inform people about the Holocaust. In so doing, it raises awareness about antisemitism and all forms of racism, and intolerance in Ireland. HETI works closely with government agencies, educational and cultural bodies, voluntary groups and national organisations.


HETI has a board of trustees which is responsible for decisions concerning project management, fundraising and administration. All trustees are volunteers. The board comprises ten trustees one of whom is chairperson. Trustees retire on rotation after a certain number of years have been served on the board.


HETI seeks funding from government departments, cultural bodies, corporate sponsors, religious bodies, philanthropic and funding organisations, as well as private individuals.


In designing, facilitating and supporting Holocaust educational and cultural programmes, HETI works in partnership with schools, colleges, third level and other centres of education, community groups, intercultural bodies, libraries and artists.


HETI provides a range of Holocaust educational programmes for all levels of education as well as programmes for teachers and the general public.

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance


This is an international body committed to promoting Holocaust education, remembrance and research.  Ireland attained full membership of this prestigious, intergovernmental organisation in December 2011.  HETI is represented on the Irish delegation by two HETI Trustees.


We hope you will enjoy browsing through our website and look forward to welcoming you to some of our programmes or public events.


Photograph of board of HETI at launch

Launch of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, September 2005, Mansion House, Dublin. L-R: Tom O’Higgins, Sr Carmel Niland, Ruairi Quinn, President Mary McAleese, Lynn Jackson, Oliver Donohoe and Barry Andrews.