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Tomi Reichental, is the next Guest speaker of Kinsale Peace project in April.
Born In Slovakia, captured by the Nazis & sent to Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1944, when he was Nine years old. He survived along with his Mother, brother, aunt & cousin. Thirty five members of his family perished.
Tomi has lived in Ireland since 1959.

Tomi wrote his own book “I Was a boy in Belsen“
Tomi life was the subject recently of an award winning documentary “Condemned to Remember “ in which he not only speaks about this childhood, but about Whats happening in the world today, war, mass immigration, the rise of far right in Europe etc.

He will be visiting Kinsale Community school on Thursday 26th of April to speak to students, by kind permission of school principal Mr Fergal McCarthy.

Organised by Padraig Fitzgerald of the Kinsale Peace project ,

There will also be an evening talk, details to follow.

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The kinsale peace project is a voluntary committee set up by Kinsale locals
Padraig Fitzgerald & Gerard Timmons to encourage human rights speakers
to vist the seaside town of Kinsale and speak to the local community about
their peace buidlnig work in the world.
To date they have brought :
Teenager Joanne O'Riordan,
Travel writer Dervla Murphy, Sister Stan, Christina Noble,
senator David Norris,blind
Derry man, Richard Moore ,RTE newsreader Michael Murphy,
Fergus Finlay of Barnardos,
BBC special correspondent & author Fergal Keane,
"the Gandhi of Gaza" ,Dr Izzeldin Abuealis, & former uvf & former inla members from Belfast

Other visitors to the Kinsale peace project have been:
Paul Rusesbaagina, real life hotel Rwanda hero
The Israeli & Palestinian ambassadors
A Darfur rebel group spokesman,
Damien Lewis, author/Sunday time’s journalist and documentary film maker, about Darfur,
Author and aid worker ,RICHARD Poole ,based in the democratic republic of congo
Dr Abdullah el tom ,a spokesman for "jem" one of the rebel groups in Darfur
Justin Kilcullen ,Director of Trocaire
blind peace activist Richard Moore from Derry

Padraig Fitzgerald
Gerard Timmons
kinsale peace project


For more information please contact Padraig Fitzgerald
on 086 8583185

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The Kinsale Peace Project was set up by Kinsale locals Padraig Fitzgerald and Gerard Timmons in October 2007

The aim of the peace project is to promote peace and justice at home and overseas and to encourage human rights speakers to come to Kinsale and speak about their peace -building work in conflict areas of our world!

Kinsale which is an ideal venue for such events, became Ireland's 2nd fair-trade town in October 2005, over 25 outlets in kinsale sell fair-trade products, thus ensuring that the people of the developing world receive a fairprice for what they produce,the kinsale voluntary fair-trade committee also won an award for best fair-trade town in Ireland 2007!!

Out of this award winning committee ,the Kinsale Peace Project was set up!