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The Crocus Project 2020/21

Would you like to take part in the Crocus Project 2020/21? We are now accepting late applications.

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November Pogrom

Online Event, 9th of November at 6pm Holocaust Education Trust Ireland marks the anniversary of the November Pogrom (Kristallnacht) which took place more than eighty years ago on the night of the 9th of November, 1938.    To watch, click the link below

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The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

Dublin Festival of History 2020 presents Philippe Sands in conversation with Robert Gerwarth in partnership with Holocaust Education Trust Ireland.

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Exhibition – The Girl in the Diary

Hundreds of thousands of young Jews left neither names nor records of their lives behind them. Rywka speaks for all of them in #TheGirlintheDiary exhibition. South Dublin Libraries Tallaght Library from 11th September -16th October North Clondalkin Library 19th October – 30th November Find more information about the exhibition here: https://www.aejm.org/projects/girl-diary-searching-rywka-lodz-ghetto/

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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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