Holocaust victims Isaac Shishi, Ephraim Saks, and Lena Saks were all born in Ireland.
Three Irish-born people were killed during the Holocaust, new research has revealed.
The Irish Times reports that Isaac Shishi, Ephraim Saks and his sister Lena Saks, were all born in Ireland but left the country as children, and later were killed during the Holocaust.
Dr. David Jackson, a consultant statistician from Trinity College Dublin, presented the new research at National Holocaust Memorial Day, which is organized by Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, at Mansion House in Dublin on January 27.
Dr. Jackson said: "It's similar to the numbers who died from say Scotland and Wales, which are similar in size to ourselves."
“Online records now available from a wide variety of sources including the Holocaust Centre in Jerusalem have allowed me to piece together these lost and forgotten stories.”
“I believe there may be more and I will continue to research.”
Prior to the new discovery, Ettie Steinberg was thought to be the only person from Ireland to have died in the Holocaust. It is believed that Steinberg died at Auschwitz in 1947.
Speaking at the Holocaust commemoration, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins said: "Let us commit to ensuring that all those who lost their lives in Auschwitz, in Bergen Belsen, in Dachau and in all the other concentration camps where minority groups were confined, will not be forgotten now or into the future."
“Remembering the Holocaust suggests an important lesson … : Remembering not only that, when fanned by fear and toxic prejudice, people are capable of unimaginable cruelty, but also that we must stay vigilant and … counter the rhetoric of fear-mongering and hatred.” https://t.co/veauqzG1yI— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) January 27, 2019
"As we remember, let us also ensure that we do not become passive observers of discrimination or inequality in our society but remain vigilant to the emergence of racism and hate speech, continue to share a common obligation to value and uphold human dignity, freedom, equality, and democracy. "