Monday 22 July 2019

Tomi Reichental to talk in Grantstown

Brendan Keane

Holocaust survivor, Tomi Reichental, will be giving a free talk in Grantstown community village on Friday, July 19, at 7.30 p.m.

Mr Reichental is one of only three Holocaust survivors left in Ireland.

He regularly gives talks around the country and internationally to ensure that the horrors of World War II are never forgotten and that the mistakes of the past are never repeated.

Anyone who has seen him live and listened to his story could not but be moved by what he endured.

Born in Slovakia, he was captured and deported along with 12 other members of his family to a concentration camp when he was just 9-years-old.

His aim to ensure that the legacy of those who endured the Holocaust is not forgotten is perhaps best summed up by the words of Paddy Fitzgibbon on a memorial in Listowel, Co Kerry, which reads: 'Our generation, and the generation after us, will be the last that will be able to say that we stood and shook the hands of some of those who survived.'

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