History students at Comeragh College in Carrick-on-Suir marked Holocaust Memorial Day last week by planting a commemorative garden of crocuses at the school.
It was one of a series of events the First, Second and First year students organised throughout last week to remember the mass extermination of millions of Jewish people by the Nazi during World War 11.
Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year by the Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland
on January 27 with the crocus as its emblem.
The Comeragh College students organised displays, activities and presentations around the school highlighting the horrors of the Holocaust
and the massive impact it had on the Jewish community and the people of Europe.
Students drew attention to the significance of Holocaust Memorial Day by leading an assembly on the theme of “2013- Building Bridges Across Communities” and reflected on how this could be adopted into school life.
Students also presented a carefully chosen passage by the English Department highlighting the horrors of the concentration camps during World War 11.
The planting of the memorial garden was the final event of the week. First Year students planted crocus bulbs, symbolising the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, in the garden located on the grounds of Comeragh College.
Every student participated in the flower planting and the school’s Science Department will monitor the progress of their germination.