An Historic Night is set to take place in Templemore, with the visit of Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental on Thursday, 16 April. Invited by the Sr Áine Historical Society he will be speaking to members of the public about his experience in a Nazi concentration camp.
The talk will take place in the McAuley Centre, at 8pm. Tomi Reichental, one of only two holocaust survivors living in Ireland, has dedicated his life to sharing his story with the public so that they may know what occurred during those sorrowful times. His talk and presentation promises to be a poignant and very moving night for all who gather. No stranger to speaking to packed classrooms around the country, or on the radio, Tomi Reichental is likewise no stranger to television. His story was the subject of a 2009 documentary “Till the Tenth Generation” detailing how he returned to his place of birth, in Slovakia, where in October 1944, when he was nine-years old, he and 12 other members of his family were taken away by the Nazis. A total of 35 members of the Reichental family—grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins— died in the Holocaust.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.