Creating awareness in Ireland about the Holocaust

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) was established in 2005 as a not for profit national charity. 

The vision of HETI vision is to create awareness in Ireland about the Holocaust and its consequences. 

We are sharing good practice in delivering Holocaust education, remembrance programmes and countering antisemitism and racism. 

On behalf of the Department of Justice and Equality, HETI organises the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in the Sunday closest to on January 27, which make the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 

In partnership with the Department of Education and Skills HETI provides teacher education and online resources through our own website ( and in cooperation with Scoilnet.

HETI organises a variety of lectures, exhibitions and other public events throughout the year. To keep up to date please visit our website or Facebook page.

Increasing antisemitism

In response to increasing incidences of antisemitism across Europe and here in Ireland, HETI has developed and piloted three new 90 minutes long programmes:

• to assist teachers and pupils in preparing for school visits to concentration camps and memorial sites (such as Auschwitz – Birkenau)

• to use archive resources in teaching about everyday life and resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto

• to help young people to become “upstanders” rather than bystanders when faced with prejudice and injustice

A further important aspect of HETI’s work is international cooperation in projects and networks. HETI is a member of the Irish delegation at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. HETI also organises international study visits.

HETI, in association with the History Teachers Association of Ireland, awards the annual Mary Elmes Prize in Holocaust Studies for Transition Year students,

 If you wish to discuss any of our programmes, don’t hesitate to contact our office.

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