Forthcoming Talks

Talk 27th September 2018

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A Time to Risk All – The Incredible Story of Mary Elms
by Clodagh Finn

Mary Elms unsung Irish heroine of the HolocaustRenmore History Society are pleased to announce the start of the 2018-2019 Season, and the first talk of the season honours an unsung Irish heroine of the Holocaust.

Mary Elms was a Corkwoman, humanitarian aid worker and brilliant scholar. Having served as an ambulance driver during the Spanish Civil war she went on to save hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust and would become the first and only Irish person to be honoured as ‘Righteous Among the Nations” by the Yad Vashem, and was made a member of the Legion D’Honneur in France. This talk, by Journalist and Author Clodagh Finn, will tell the incredible story of this brave but unrecognised Irish heroine. … Read the rest