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Women in the Holocaust | International Women’s Day 08 March 2019

“While the Nazis viewed all Jewish people as unworthy of life and targeted them for death “along the stations towards extinction… each gender lived its own journey.” – Mary Felsteiner International Women’s Day will fall on Friday 08 March 2019. While the experiences of women and men during the Holocaust were similar in many ways, […]

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In Memoriam – Jan Kaminski

  It is with much sorrow that Holocaust Education Trust Ireland has learned of the death of Holocaust survivor, Jan Kaminski.  His passing prompts Holocaust Education Trust Ireland to redouble its efforts to educate and inform about the Holocaust, highlighting the importance of combating antisemitism, bigotry and discrimination and all forms of racism. To Jan’s […]

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Statement: Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings

Statement from Holocaust Education Trust Ireland: As New Zealand prepares to bury it’s dead, HETI wishes to express its solidarity with those who have lost loved ones or who are suffering injury. The lessons of the Holocaust should teach us that evil can triumph at any time or in any place.  Sadly it’s brutal effects respect […]

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HETI Director Heino Schönfeld Interview with Dublin South FM

HETI Director Heino Schönfeld spoke with Dublin South FM’s Martin O’Connor about the National Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration held in the Round Room at the Mansion House Sunday 27 January 2019, and the role of HETI in Holocaust education.  

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

The national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration, organised under the auspices of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, took place in Dublin on Sunday 27 January in the Round Room at Mansion House to a capacity audience of 700 people. President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins gave the keynote address. The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and […]

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PUBLIC LECTURE | Inside Auschwitz: Lived Experience and the Holocaust

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann Tuesday 12 February 19:30 Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann teaches modern European History at Birkbeck College (University of London). He has written widely on Nazi terror, most recently KL: A history of the Nazi concentration camps (Little Brown, 2015), winner of the Wolfson Prize, the Mark Lynton […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration 27 January 2019

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration cherishes the memory of all who perished in the Holocaust.  It recalls six million Jewish men, women and children and millions of others who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis because of their ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliations or their religious beliefs.  The ceremony includes readings, survivors’ recollections, […]

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Plenary Meeting of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, November 2018

Next week HETI founding trustee Lynn Jackson and HETI’s Director Heino Schönfeld will attend the plenary meeting of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in Ferrara, Italy. IHRA is uniting governments and experts to strengthen, advance, and promote Holocaust education, remembrance, and research worldwide and to uphold the commitments of the 2000 Stockholm Declaration.

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Public Lecture 08 November 2019

  On Thursday 08 November, Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in conjunction with The Herzog Centre and The Department of History at Trinity College Dublin, held the annual November Lecture to mark the anniversary of the November Pogrom, 1938. Tomi Reichental (Holocaust survivor Bergen-Belsen) was in conversation with Clodagh Finn (author and journalist). Tomi spoke about […]

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In Memorium – Max Levitas

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland has learned with much sadness of the death of Max Levitas, 02 November 2018 aged 103. Max was born in Ireland to Lithuanian parents who fled antisemitism in 1913 to join family already living in Dublin. He was an ardent trade unionist who opposed fascism and antisemitism all of his life. […]

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