Only one Irish citizen, Ettie Steinberg, shared the fate of Anne Frank in the Holocaust, but all 4,000 members of Ireland’s Jewish community were earmarked for annihilation by the Nazis. Among the Irish people associated with Bergen Belsen who feature in Yanky’s talk: Captain Chaim Herzog, one of the first army officers to visit liberated Belsen; Dr Bob Collis, the Dublin doctor who ran a children’s hospital in Belsen after the liberation; Tomi Reichenthal, who was in the next barracks to Anne Frank and survived to tell the tale; and Marilyn Taylor, author of Faraway Home, the story of Millisle Farm for Kindertransport refugee children in Co Down.
Thursday 21 November 2013 at 7pm.
Pearse Public Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
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