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HOLOCAUST NARRATIVE PRESENTATION

On Wednesday, the 5th of April, all TY students participated in a Workshop in the Concert Hall where they reflected on the Holocaust.   The presentation was given by Lynn Jackson and Katherine Stafford of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland HETI. The students considered the relevance of the Holocaust in their lives today and they were taught the importance of tolerance and respect by demonstrating what can happen when these principles break down. The students would like to thank Ms. Osborne, Ms. Lawlor, Ms. C. Kenny and Ms. O’Neill for organising the presentation. 

 

This presentation followed the recent participation by T.Y. students in the Holocaust Memorial Celebration in the Mansion House Dublin where the students felt privileged to be among survivors and descendants of survivors of The Holocaust.  The speakers and readers included The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, former President, Mary McAleese, Dublin City Manager, Owen Keegan, The Hon. Mrs. Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice, and Holocaust survivor, Suzi Diamond.

 

 

Three of our students; Niall Hickey, Jordan Devereux Allen and Liam Ascott read from The Scroll of Names remembering the victims of the Nazi Holocaust when millions of innocent men. women and children were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis because of their ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliations or their religious beliefs.

 

The Holocaust Education Trust Ireland wants the commemoration to serve as a constant reminder of the dangers of racism and discrimination, and our TY students were  provided with lessons from the past that are relevant today.   The TY students who attended would like to thank Sr. Madeleine Ryan FCJ, Ms. Rosemary Lawlor and Ms. Simone O’Neill for accompanying them to The Mansion House.

Each year a Holocaust survivor visits the school to speak to T.Y. students and this has proven to be a very worthwhile and meaningful experience for the students.

 

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