News and Events

The Mary Elmes Prize in Holocaust Studies

  Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in association with the History Teachers Association of Ireland The Mary Elmes Prize in Holocaust Studies for Transition Year students, launching September 2019 The prize will bear the name of Mary Elmes, an Irish woman who saved hundreds of children during the Holocaust. In 2013, Mary was awarded Righteous Among […]

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Learning from the Holocaust, study visit to Kraków 27 – 31 October 2019

This programme includes a 5-day study visit to Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is supported by two separate seminar days: one in preparation for the study visit (12 October) and one on reflection afterwards (09 November). These seminars will take place on Saturday mornings. The study visit costs €595 pp- inclusive of flights, hotel, seminars, lunches […]

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Certificate in Holocaust Education 2019 – 2020

Certificate in Holocaust Education 2019 – 2020 Continuous Professional Development for teachers, educators, clergy and community workers. A programme comprising 4 modules with a Special Purpose award at NFQ level 7 carrying 20 ECTS. These modules can also be taken independently of the Certificate in Holocaust Education 2018 – 2019. A Certificate in Holocaust Education providing in-depth […]

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Public Lecture – Tomi Reichental

On Monday 12 August, Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in conjunction with The Herzog Centre at Trinity College Dublin will hold a public lecture with Tomi Reichental (Holocaust survivor Bergen-Belsen). Tomi will speak about his experiences as a child in Czechoslovakia before the war and during the Holocaust. This event will take place in the Neill […]

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Teaching the Holocaust 12 – 14 August 2019

Continuous Professional Development The Holocaust can be a daunting subject to tackle in the classroom. Our intensive three day Teaching the Holocaust programme aims to address this complex subject and illustrates how to teach it in Irish classrooms. Lectures, workshops, lesson plans, resources and methodologies are shared by international Holocaust educators and scholars. Event: Three-day summer school […]

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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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