A public lecture by Tomi Reichental, Holocaust survivor
Monday, 12 August 2019, 1 – 2pm
This public lecture by Tomi Reichental was organised by Trinity's Herzog Centre with the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland.
Tomi was born in Slovakia in 1935 where he lived with his brother and parents on the family farm. His early childhood was idyllic and peaceful until the Nazis came to power and World War II broke out. As a Jewish family they were targeted and eventually Tomi, his brother Miki, their mother Judith, aunt Margot and cousin Chava were all captured by the Nazis along with their grandmother Rosalia. They were deported in cattle trucks to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Thirty-five members of Tomi's family perished in the Holocaust. For the past twelve years, Tomi has been sharing his memories with schools and the public. His biography I Was a Boy in Belsen (O'Brien Press, 2011), has had multiple printings and Tomi has been involved in three films including the recent Condemned to Remember (Praxis Pictures, 2017), directed by Gerry Gregg.
Places are limited, please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Age appropriate: over 12 years.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Public
Type of Event: One-time event
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