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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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Statement

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland strongly condemns the antisemitic remarks by Réada Cronin TD, an elected representative. These remarks highlight again the need for legislation to outlaw antisemitism and all forms of racism in Ireland. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2020/sinn-fein-td-reada-cronin-apologises-for-off-the-cuff-old-tweets-linking-israel-to-nazism-38969065.html

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The Late Late Show

  Tomi Reichental and Suzi Diamond were guests on The Late Late Show on Friday 31 January 2020. As children, both were prisoners in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and lost many members of their family in the Holocaust. Both later came to Ireland and created lives for themselves in Dublin. They joined Ryan Tubridy to discuss […]

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In Memorium – Sr Carmel Niland

It is with much sadness that the Board of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland learned of the death of Sr. Carmel Niland.    Sr Carmel was chairperson of the original Holocaust Memorial Day Committee and later, a founding trustee of HETI.   Carmel was a champion of equality and human rights and was known nationally and internationally […]

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Why Ireland cannot forget the Holocaust

It is 2020. A new century has moved into a new decade. Occasionally remembered are the generations and a continent ravaged by world wars. New generations are growing up in a Europe where most take for granted the right to live in a world, free from death and destruction. But now is a time for […]

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