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Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental visits senior students


Holocaust Survivor to speak to students, staff and parents at Lucan Community College

Tomi Reichental will speak about his experiences while in Bergen Belsen concentration camp in 1944, to an audience of Senior History and German students, staff and parents. This will be a very special occasion for our college. Students are looking forward to get an unique and personal insight into this tragic event in world history. There are a small number of tickets available through the front office for parents of students who would like to listen to Tomi’s presentation.


Date : Tuesday October 13th

Venue : Lucan Community College

Time : 11 am

  • Tomi Reichental was born in Piestany in Slovakia in 1935.
  • He was nine years old in 1944 when the Nazis deported him with his mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and brother to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.
  • He survived, along with his mother, brother, aunt and cousin.
  • Tomi lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust.
  • He came to Ireland in 1959. Tomi lives in Dublin.
  • He won Person of the Year award in 2014.
  • He wrote his autobiography “ I was a boy in Belsen” and made two documentaries about his experience, “Till the Tenth Generation” and “Close to Evil” which were both shown on RTE.
  • He speaks to school students in order to pass on the lessons of history.

We are delighted to welcome Tomi to share his experiences with us once again. Thanks to the History and German subject departments and the student committee for organising this event.