On Sunday 28 January, the Lord Mayor of Dublin will host the national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration, organised by Holocaust Education Trust Ireland on behalf of Dublin City Council and the Department of Justice and Equality. The ceremony will be attended by people from all walks of Irish life including three Holocaust survivors and a number of second and third generation survivors living in Ireland. The keynote address will be delivered by An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar. The event cherishes the memory of all those who perished and recalls the millions of innocent Jewish men, women, and children and others who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust because of their ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliations or their religious beliefs. The ceremony includes readings, survivors’ recollections, candle-lighting and music. Schools around Ireland will also mark Holocaust Memorial Day by organising their own commemorative events.
18:00, Mansion House
Image: Sharlette Caplin, whose father survived Buchenwald and Theresienstadt, lighting the final candle in the ceremony. Tommy Clancy/ HETI