We are all potential victims, all potential perpatrators, all potential bystanders… A wonderful reaction from the students to Tomi Reichental, one of the last survicors of Bergin Belsen Concentration Camp. Tomi entrhalled all the senior cycle classes and the history deptartment of Ardscoil na Trionoide in a remarkable two hour talk on his experience as a young jewish boy, from a happy childhood in Slovakia to the horrors of the the Nazi detention camp, where 35 members of his immediate family perished.

The students were genuinely moved by Tomi’s witness and many queued to buy his book or simply to shake his hand.