Yanky Fachler will deliver public lecture on Anne Frank and the Irish Dimension at Dundalk branch of the library on Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm.
Although only one Irish citizen, Ettie Steinberg, met the same fate as Anne Frank in the Holocaust, all 4,000 members of Ireland’s Jewish community were earmarked for annihilation by the Nazis. In this talk, Yanky introduces several Irish people with a link to Bergen Belsen where Anne Frank met her death, or to the Holocaust.
These include Tomi Reichtenthal, who was in the next barracks to Anne Frank and survived; Captain Chaim Herzog, one of the first army officers to visit liberated Bergen Belsen; Dr. Bob Collis, the Dublin doctor who ran a children’s hospital in Bergen Belsen after the liberation; and Marilyn Taylor author of ‘Faraway Home’, the true story of the wartime Millisle Farm for Holocaust refugee children in county Down.
The lecture is free and open to everyone.
School or group tours for the exhibition by appointment. Contact: Amanda Branigan 042-9324321. email: email@example.com