Holocaust Memorial Day


The National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place in Dublin every year on the Sunday nearest to the 27 of January, in the Mansion House. It is organised under the auspices of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in association with The Department of Justice and Equality and Dublin City Council.

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, candle-lighting and music. It is attended by people from all walks of life including over 100 school children and is a moving and dignified event.

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will deliver the Keynote address. Holocaust survivors living in Ireland Suzi Diamond, Tomi Reichental and Walter Sekules and second and third generation survivors will share their stories.

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Photo caption and credit: Holocaust survivors living in Ireland, Suzi Diamond and Tomi Reichental by Tommy Clancy