The Objects Of Love

The Objects of Love


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28 September 2022 - 29 Jaunary 2023

Dublin Castle - State Apartment Galleries

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The Office of Public Works in association with Holocaust Awareness Ireland present The Objects of Love, an exhibition of powerful mementoes that tell the story of one Jewish family before, during and after the Second World War. Showing in Dublin Castle’s State Apartments this poignant exhibition tells the fate of individual lives torn asunder in Nazi-occupied Poland and beyond. Told through a curated collection of precious family objects, photographs and documents, Dublin based art dealer, Oliver Sears vividly brings to life this extreme edge of European history where his mother Monika and grandmother Kryszia are the beating hearts of an epic and intimate story of love, loss, and survival.

To mark the exhibition’s relaunch in September 2022, Holocaust Awareness Ireland held a unique literary event: The Objects of Love: Four Irish writers to respond to the Holocaust, where four especially commissioned works were read by their authors, Amanda Bell, Sinéad Gleeson, Rosaleen McDonagh and Melatu-Uche Okorie. The event was moderated by Booker Prize winning author, Roddy Doyle.


The next event will take place on 9th November to mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht. Entitled 

A Reckoning: Jews, Germans & The Holocaust

it will be a panel discussion between Tomi Reichental, Oliver Sears and Alexandra Senfft, the granddaughter of Hanns Elard Ludin, Hitler’s envoy to Slovakia who was responsible for the deportation of 70,000 Jews including Tomi Reichental and his family. Conor O’Clery, author and eminence gris of Irish foreign journalism will moderate. 

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