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The Crocus Project 2019/20

Teachers! Would you like to take part in the Crocus Project 2019/20? We are now accepting late applications. This wonderful European wide project is free. If you would like your students to participate, please download the application form here. For more info please click here.    

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Mary Elmes: Documentary on Newstalk

In her new radio documentary feature, ‘Mary Elmes’, premiering this weekend on Newstalk 106-108fm as part of the Documentary On Newstalk Series, producer Bairbre Flood tells the extraordinary true story of Irish relief worker, Mary Elmes, who smuggled dozens of children to safety during WW2. The radio premiere of ‘Mary Elmes’ airs on Newstalk 106-108fm on Sunday […]

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May 8th, 1945: The end of war in Europe

The “thousand-year” Nazi regime sank into a sea of ​​blood and tears. When the guns finally fell silent on May 8, more than 60 million people were dead. Fallen at the front, murdered in concentration camps, burned in bombing nights, died of starvation, cold and violence. When the world found out what had happened in […]

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Yom HaShoah

Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (Hebrew: יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה‎, lit. ‘Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day’), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a […]

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. By May 16, 1943, the Germans had crushed the uprising and left the ghetto area in ruins. Surviving ghetto residents were deported to concentration camps or killing centers. Even after the end of […]

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75 years since the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

15 April 2020 marks 75 years since British troops arrived to liberate Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. Despite International ceremonies and events to mark the anniversary being cancelled due to the corona virus crisis, online commemorations are still taking place. When British troops liberated Bergen-Belsen on 15 April, they found 53,000 prisoners, the majority of […]

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11 April 1945: Liberation of Buchenwald

The Buchenwald Concentration Camp was liberated on 11 April 1945 by American troops. The camp was established by the Nazis in 1937 and was one of the largest camps on German soil. Jews, Roma people, political prisoners, gay men Jehovah’s Witnesses and prisoners of war were imprisoned at Buchenwald, as well as ‘asocial’ prisoners who […]

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COVID-19 NOTICE

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland have adopted a policy of following Government advice and guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis. Therefore, HETI staff shall be working from home until Government and the Board of Trustees advise that it is safe to return to office working. We are endeavouring to maintain normal procedures as far as possible. Please […]

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The Mary Elmes Prize Results

The Mary Elmes Prize in Holocaust Studies for Transition Year students This prize bears the name of Mary Elmes, an Irish woman who saved scores of children during the Holocaust. In 2013, Mary was awarded Righteous Among the Nations (posthumously) by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Remembrance Authority in Israel. She is the first Irish person […]

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Statement | Attack in Hanau, Germany

Last night a murderous attack took place in Hanau, Germany. This attack left ten victims dead and others injured and was motivated by far-right extremism and racism. Holocaust Education Trust Ireland condemns yet another far-right murder in Germany. The murder of Walter Lübcke in June of last year, the assault in Halle on Yom Kippur […]

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