|Survivors of Auschwitz after the liberation of the camp|
Holocaust Memorial Day honours the memory of all of the victims of the Holocaust. The inclusion of all the victim groups is integral to the commemoration, highlighting the consequences of intolerance. The commemoration demonstrates the Irish Government’s commitment to the Declaration of Stockholm 2000 when the signatory countries undertook to commemorate the Holocaust and to teach about it every year.
Holocaust Memorial Day is organised under the auspices of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in association with the Department of Justice and Equality, The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration and Dublin City Council. It is attended by people from all walks of Irish life and society, and from a broad spectrum of political, religious, community and cultural institutions.
|Holocaust survivors Tomi Reichantal and Suzi Diamond during the Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration at the Mansion House in Dublin|
More than 100 school students from all over Ireland attend the ceremony, some of them reading from the Scroll of Names an Irish memorial to cherished family members of people living in Ireland, who were murdered.
- Irish Time - Survivors speak at Holocaust Memorial Day in Dublin
- Irish Independent - Taoiseach and Holocaust survivors mark National Holocaust Memorial Day
Watch excerpts from Holocaust Memorial Day also at the HETI website.
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