Tomi Reichental, I was a Boy in Belsen
Please join us for an evening with Tomi Reichental.
Where: At our office, 94 Lower Georges St. Dún Laoghaire.
Time: 7pm until late
Date: Wednesday Nov 8th 2017
We are honoured that Tomi is to give the inaugural talk for the Museum of Childhood Ireland Project on the subject of children in war.
Tomi Reichental, lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust and was the subject of the documentary “Till The Tenth Generation”, he will give his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp and is open afterwards, to answering as many of your questions as he is able to.
‘In the last couple of years I realised that, as one of the last witnesses, I must speak out.’ Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp. He was nine-years old in October 1944 when he was rounded up by the Gestapo in a shop in Bratislava, Slovakia. Along with 12 other members of his family he was taken to a detention camp where the elusive Nazi War Criminal Alois Brunner had the power of life and death. His story is a story of the past. It is also a story for our times. The Holocaust reminds us of the dangers of racism and intolerance, providing lessons that are relevant today.