Gerry Gregg

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Jews get off train in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Photograph: Yad Vashem Archives/AFP/Getty

Irene Weiss remembers her 14th birthday vividly. She had entered the Auschwitz concentration camp a few months earlier. Now 87, Weiss is one of the m(...)

Tomi Reichental: “What is happening in Syria is because of civil war and what happened to the Jewish people was very specific. But the end product – people trying to escape – is the same thing.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“There are not many Holocaust survivors celebrating their birthday in a mosque,” says Tomi Reichental, proudly. Sure enough, Condemned to Remember – (...)

The temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over the weekend at the inaugural West Cork History Festival at Lissard Estate in Skibbereen. Photograph: Liss Ard Estate/Twitter

The setting may well have been bucolic and the weather pleasant but the temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over (...)

 Eoghan Harris has said that as long as Irish Protestants living in the Republic feel unable to talk about their past, they are not truly free. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

As long as Irish Protestants in the Republic feel unable to talk about their past they are not truly free, the veteran journalist and polemicist Eogha(...)

Shoah: Tomi Reichental at the coat dresser that he recovered from his childhood home in what was Czechoslovakia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the hall of Tomi Reichental’s Dublin home stands an old coat dresser, with a mirror, coat hooks and a little drawer for brushes, all painted with p(...)

A World War II veteran places a flower on the memorial wall during a commemoration service in the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany. Photograph: Getty Images

German prosecutors have opened an investigation into a 93-year-old woman, suspected of serving as a Nazi SS guard, after she was featured in an Irish (...)

Good cop, odd cop: Noel Clarke, Reece Shearsmith and Alex Kingston in ‘Chasing Shadows’

The grey mood and slow burn of Scandi crime dramas has seeped into British police procedurals with some fine results – ITV’s Broadchurch is the most o(...)

Louis Lentin was perhaps best known as producer of the 1996 ground-breaking documentary Dear Daughter on child abuse at a Dublin orphanage. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The funeral of Louis Lentin (80) at the Jewish cemetery in Dublin’s Dolphin’s Barn this evening was short, simple and dignified. Former RTÉ hea(...)

Run & Jump, which took the prize for best Irish feature

After several years of biblical torrents, the weather decided to put on a decent show for the 25th edition of the Galway Film Fleadh. Mind you, was th(...)