Edward M. Kennedy Lecture 2017 - 'Condemned to Remember'

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 19:00
Kennedy Summer School, New Ross, Co. Wexford

The Edward M. Kennedy Lecture 2017 features a special screening of ‘Condemned to Remember

Irish Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th Birthday in a Dublin Mosque with Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri before embarking on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil. In Poland and Slovakia Tomi confronts the “crisis of shame” that prevents an honest reckoning with the scale of local “collusion” with the Nazi extermination project. In Bosnia, he embraces Muslim survivors of a genocide, who still search for the bones of their loved ones. Along the way Tomi puts himself in the shoes of the “new Jews” and discovers a strong common bond with refugees fleeing the hell that is Syria.

The screening will be followed by an audience discussion with Tomi Reichental and Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri, Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, chaired by Peter Cassells Director of the Edward M Kennedy Institute, Maynooth University

This is a free event but places are limited and MUST be booked in advance. To reserve a space on a first come basis, email karen@kennedysummerschool.ie