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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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Vacancy – Administrator

HETI is seeking applications for the role of Administrator. The applicant will be responsible for the administration of the many facets of HETI, ensuring the smooth running of the organisation.

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The Irish doctor who rescued kids from Belsen

Dr Bob Collis was one of the volunteer doctors from Ireland who worked with the British Red Cross in Bergen-Belsen immediately after the end of the war.   He brought six orphan Jewish child survivors back to Ireland.   His story was told in the Irish Independent Review.  (Read the full story  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/the-irish-doctor-who-rescued-kids-from-belsen-39134237.html) Seventy-five years […]

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Irish war veteran donates his photo album from the Second World War

The album of Albert “Paddy” Sutton, who died in 2018 at the age of 96, was handed over to the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) this year. It is being made public as part of a new online exhibition entitled Reflections on Resilience by the museum to coincide with the lockdown and the closure of the museum. (It is also exhibited by the National Library of Ireland).

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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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