Tomi Reichental

Tomi Reichental

Tomi Reichental was born in 1935 in Slovakia. He was sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Tomi has lived in Dublin since 1959 and regularly talks to Irish schools about his wartime experiences.

A documentary about Tomi's attempts to meet one of his jailers, Close to Evil, has been shown on TV and in cinemas throughout the world, and helped again to raise the profile of the Holocaust.

Tom's life story has been told for children by Eithne Massey in her book Tomi: Tomi Reichental's Holocaust Story

Tomi by Eithne Massey

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I Was a Boy in Belsen

Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust and was the subject of the documentary “Till The Tenth Generation”, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp.