Ireland’s only Holocaust victim, the Ettie Steinberg story

Historical Tours Ireland

September 15,2015

“The story of the only Irish citizen to die in Auschwitz.” “The story of the only Irish citizen to die in Auschwitz.”Photo by: Wiki

A memorial to the only Irish citizens killed in the Holocaust was unveiled in Dublin earlier this year. The story is fascinating for many reasons. A recently penned article by Conan Kennedy examines the story in depth and re-examines the lives of Ettie Steinberg and her son Leon who are documented as the only Irish to die in Auschwitz.

Beginning in the former Czechoslovakia, Ettie was one of seven children born to Aaron Hirsh Steinberg and Bertha Roth. Sometime during the 1920s the family relocated to the Emerald Isle and settled in Ireland in a small house at, 28 Raymond Terrace, in Dublin. The children all attended St, Catherine’s school, in Donore Avenue.

It is believed that Ettie worked as a seamstress for a time while in Dublin before her marriage…

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