Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day conference in Belfast

From PRONI (

Holocaust Memorial Day Half Day Conference - ‘The Jewish Community in the north of Ireland’
31st January 2013

On the 27th January 1945 the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp was liberated. Today, we use this date to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

On Thursday 31st January PRONI will host a half day conference as part of these commemorations. The Conference will examine the history of the Jewish Community in the north of Ireland, with particular reference to Jewish refugees who came to Ireland in the 1930s to escape Nazi persecution.


2.00 pm
Introduction and presentation of ‘Heritage: The A-Z DNA of Belfast and Northern Irish Jewry’
Presentation of the latest book by author and Jewish heritage researcher, Stuart Rosenblatt

2.10 pm
The gathering and the scattering: the Jewish Community in the North of Ireland.
Stuart Rosenblatt (Irish Jewish Genealogical Society)

Safe Haven at Millisle: Northern Ireland and the Kindertransport Scheme
Dr Leon Litvack (Queen’s University Belfast)

3.10 to 3.30 pm
Coffee break

3.30 pm
The work of the Belfast Jewish Refugee Committee, 1937-1945
Pamela Linden (Queen’s University Belfast)

4.00 pm
One Letter, One Voice, Multiple Archives: the case of Leopold Pollak
Bethany Sinclair (PRONI)

4.30 - 4.45 pm
Questions and discussion

Admission free of charge and open to all, however places are limited so please contact PRONI to book your place.

(With thanks to Gavin McMahon at PRONI)


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