Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Northern Ireland - Bernadette Devlin

Check out this interesting  documentary shown on TG4 on 30/1/12.. Contains lots of primary source footage.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Northern Ireland - The Civil Rights Movement

Check out this extract from the Thames TV series called 'The Ulster Troubles'. This section looks at the development of  'The Civil Rights Movement' and responses to it. It contains useful primary source footage and interviews with participants.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Holocaust Survivor speaks at LCC on 12th of Jan 2012

Tomi Reichental, Holocaust Survivor, visited Lucan Community College on Thursday 12th of January to speak to around 200 people - TY and Leaving Certificate History students, 5th Year German Students and some staff.

Tomi gave an excellent and very powerful talk, detailing his experiences in Bergen Belsen concentration camp during world war two. Following the talk, he signed copies of his book, launched just before Christmas, called  'I was a boy in Belsen'. Once students have read the book, we will publish their comments/reviews in this blog. Watch out for this later on in Jan/feb posts.

A lot of students/staff said Tomi's talk was unforgettable and believe they were very fortunate to have the opportunity to listen to one of the few remaining survivors from the concentration camps. Tomi's message was clear that we should all make sure 'The Holocaust' he experienced never happens again!

See links below to a written testimonial of Tomi's background and experiences (from the excellent Holocaust Education Trust website) and a link to details about his recently published book ' I was a boy in Belsen'. (You can read an extract from this.)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Northern Ireland - Discrimination

Watch this episode ,exploring discrimination against catholics in Northern Ireland, in housing, employment and voting. It comes from the Thames TV production 'The Ulster Troubles'

Friday, January 6, 2012

Military Archives

Jan 2012 - Check out collections of historical material just released on www.militaryarchives.ie