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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Memory into history

This is the kind of story that the doomsayers never mention, and why would they? It doesn't fit in with their defeatist, apocalyptic, negative and hateful agenda.

Thousands of yellow crocus bulbs are to be planted by the youngsters of Co Fermanagh in memory of the children of the Holocaust, it has been announced.

One hundred bulbs are being distributed to each of the 49 primary schools in the county and children from forms five to seven are being encouraged to plant the bulbs which represent the Star of David which Jewish people were forced to wear under Nazi rule.

If planted in early November the bulbs will be in bloom at the end of January, coinciding with Holocaust Memorial Day which Fermanagh District Council has been selected to lead the province in commemorating next year.

The commemoration on Sunday, January 22 is being organised by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, in co-operation with representatives of the Jewish community, the council and other interested groups.

The Holocaust memorial day commemoration was initiated five years ago to ensure that the crimes committed against humanity during the Holocaust are never forgotten, particularly by younger generations.

A wide range of activities are planned in Fermanagh including an exhibition entitled 'The Kindertransport Journey ... Memory into History' which will be on display in the Museum at Enniskillen Castle during January.

Robert Sugar, the creator of the exhibition, was evacuated from Berlin as a child and will talk of his experiences being a Kindertransportee.

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