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Stolpersteine Ceremony

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, in association with Dublin City Council, will unveil six Stolpersteine in memory of six Irish victims of the Holocaust. The below Stolpersteine will be embedded on 1 June 2022 at St. Catherine’s School, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 by Gunter Demnig, the creator of the Stolpersteine memorial.  

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Mary Elmes 2022 Prize winners announced

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 edition of the Mary Elmes Prize in Holocaust Studies. Open to TY students, the Prize saw a record number of entries this year as part of a 20% year-on-year increase. We would like to thank all the students who submitted their work […]

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Unveiling of six Stolpersteine in Dublin

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, in association with Dublin City Council, is proud to take part in the upcoming unveiling of six Stolpersteine (stumble stones) in memory of six Irish victims of the Holocaust: Ettie Steinberg Gluck, her husband Wojteck, and their baby son Leon, along with Isaac Shishi, Ephraim Saks and his sister, Jeanne (Lena) […]

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77th Anniversary of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

On 15 April 1945, British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. First used as a concentration camp from 1943, Bergen-Belsen interned over 60,000 people by the day of liberation. The liberation of Bergen-Belsen is central to Ireland’s connection with the Holocaust. Many child survivors of the camp, often supported by the Irish Red Cross doctor […]

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In Memoriam – Vera Gissing

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland was greatly saddened to learn of the death of Vera Gissing. Her story inspired hundreds of people learning about the Holocaust. We extend our deepest sympathy to Vera’s family. Rescued by ‘Britain’s Schindler’. Gissing escaped Czechoslovakia with sister Eva three months after Nazi occupation. Read about Vera’s life here.

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Evening with survivors of the St Louis

Wednesday 27 April, 19.00 | Click here to register Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, in association with the SS St Louis Legacy Project, is proud to present an evening with survivors of the ship’s voyage and Robert Krakow, the director of award-winning documentary film Complicit. The St Louis sailed from Hamburg to Miami via Cuba on […]

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Upcoming online event with survivors who sailed on the SS St Louis

Register for this event to receive access to the award-winning film ‘Complicit’. Which can be watched ahead of the event. Log on to the Zoom event on 27 April 2022 for an engaging and thought-provoking evening with the film director Robert Krakow. Survivors of the voyage who sailed on the St Louis in 1939 will […]

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Holocaust Memorial Lecture 2022

The Holocaust Memorial Lecture 2022 will be on Thursday March 10th via Zoom. Registration is available here.

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Mary Elmes Prize 2022 – Deadline March 1st!

The Mary Elmes Prize 2022 is a competition celebrating the life and example of Irish aid worker Mary Elmes, who saved hundreds of Jewish children from deportation to concentration camps during the Holocaust. Entries are open to all TY students with four categories for historical essays, creative writing, artistic submissions and musical pieces. Please refer […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 – Booklet

Please find below the booklet from the national Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 commemoration.

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