Local Holocaust Hero – Marcus Witztum and Ireland’s Hat and Ribbon Factories | 11th February 2018 @3pm


The IJM is delighted to present an afternoon with Yanky Fachler of The Jewish Historical Society of Ireland. The talk will take place at the IJM Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 3PM.

During the mid- to late-1930’s, a unique convergence of circumstances resulted in the creation of three Jewish-owned textile factories in Galway, Castlebar and Longford.

In addition to the contribution these hat and ribbon factories made to the perilous employment situation in the West of Ireland, the creation of these factories also saved dozens of European Jews from the Holocaust.

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