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Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental (left) pictured with Michael Wilson of the Irish Bahá’í Community and Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Ireland Reece Smyth (right).

Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental was the guest of honour at a recent event aimed at promoting religious tolerance.

Held at the Phoenix Park residence of the US Ambassador to Ireland, the gathering was organised to mark the annual Thanksgiving holiday and was attended by faith leaders and representative of Ireland’s many religions and religious groups.

The US Chargé d’Affaires, who hosted the event, welcomed Mr. Reichental as well as the many guests before Thanksgiving dinner was served.

Tomi Reichental, who was interned in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during WWII, has been a tireless advocate for religious tolerance, educating young people across Ireland about the importance of remembering the consequences of intolerance. Author of the memoir I Was a Boy in Belsen Mr. Reichental was last year awarded an honorary doctorate by DCU for his work in promoting tolerance and reconciliation.

 

 

 

 

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