06 June 2020

Remembering the Holocaust in
a feature in the ‘Church Review’

The 75th anniversary of the Holocaust … a page of photographs from my three-page feature in the ‘Church Review’

Patrick Comerford

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the end of World War II.

To mark these solemn anniversaries, my monthly column in the June 2020 edition of the Church Review looks at these events in 1945. In words and images, I recall visits to many places associated with the Holocaust, including the death camp at Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen, the memorials and museums in Berlin, Vienna and Thessaloniki, and the ghettoes in Prague, Rome and Venice.

In this three-page illustrated feature, I also recall some of the Irish victims of the Holocaust and the details of the Nazi plan to wipe out the entire Jewish population of Ireland.

The Church Review is the Dublin and Glendalough monthly diocesan magazine. The current Covid-19 restrictions have created major problems for printing and distributing many magazines like this. However, the editor of the Church Review, the Revd Nigel Waugh of Delgany, has overcome these difficulties, making the magazine available online, while maintaining his high standards of editing and presentation.

But more about the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and World War II and my feature in the Church Review on this blog tomorrow afternoon.

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