Holocaust Educational Trust will visit the Montessori students on 1st June as part of their History module, revealing how events in the past have impacted life today. The holocaust plays an integral role in our history and the Educational Trust aims to educate and inform people about the Holocaust in order to combat all forms of racism and intolerance in Ireland. The Trust promotes Holocaust awareness as a contribution to educational and cultural programmes that address issues of racism, bigotry and prejudice.

When the horrors of the Holocaust were fully revealed, they confirmed what many had heard, suspected and had even denied.   Awareness of where unchecked intolerance can lead is the key to combating racism and discrimination. In order to prevent the recurrence of atrocities similar to the Holocaust, it is essential to focus on education.

Personal accounts by survivors of the Holocaust make an indelible impression on all who hear them. As the number of witnesses diminishes, it is essential that their stories are heard and their experiences recorded.  A Holocaust survivor will deliver a guest lecture to the Montessori students informing them on how he coped through these troubled times and how our future teachers can help eliminate segregation of people and races.

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