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Exhibition Opening - Children from Operation Shamrock
Thu 16 March 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 CET
'Operation Shamrock' began after WWII when Europe was still in rubbles. This exhibit tells the story of traumatized German children who in 1946, under the coordination of Dr. Kathleen Murphy a well-known Dublin pediatrician and the Irish Red Cross, found new homes with volunteer families all over Ireland. Out of the 462 children, 50 stayed in Ireland for good, the rest returned to Germany in 1949.
Journalist Monica Brandis interviewed 18 of them who are still alive. Two of these children, Mr Hans Peter Boden and Dr. Klaus Armstrong-Braun will be present at the opening on March 16th 2017 and will speak to Ms Brandis, who will also be in attendance.
This exhibit presents the stories of the surviving 'Shamrock Children' and is open to the public till April 13th 2017, during the week and by appointment only.