On Tuesday evening we joined a dynamic discussion event at The Wiener Library, facilitated by Women for Rwanda, about understanding of the Genocide in Rwanda.  We explored how our understanding of the Genocide had been formed, from...
‘Why did I survive? Perhaps I survived to keep the memory alive.’ – Holocaust survivor Iby Knill read her poem I Was There at the reception.Yesterday we launched the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 to an audience of MPs, genocide survivors and...
7 April 2014 begins a 100-day period of commemoration, which marks 20 years since the Genocide in Rwanda.  On 6 April 1994, the presidential plane was shot down in Kigali, Rwanda, killing the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi and igniting...
16 young people from all over the UK came together in London yesterday for the first HMD Youth Champion Conference.  Long-standing HMD Youth Champions were joined by young people interested in finding out what they can do for HMD for the first...
‘We must shorten the distance between the heart and the deed. To live an idea, not only to talk about it or feel it,’ – Raphael LemkinEdet Belzberg’s Watchers of the Sky is not a film of limitations. Using its two-hour span, it tracks the movement...
For Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, of the 434 local authorities in the UK, a total of 211 put on an event to commemorate the occasion or had an important role in supporting one. While this is an impressive figure, accounting for nearly half of...
We're hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Youth Champions Conference in London this month where we will celebrate the achievements of our current Youth Champions who helped extend the reach and impact of HMD 2014.The conference, which takes...
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Youth Champion Charlotte Lee, tells us about how she marked HMD 2014 and used the power of social media to reach beyond those attending. Studying history at the University of Sussex has instilled within me a deep...
International Women’s Day (IWD) is an opportunity to celebrate the courage of women who have lived through the Holocaust and genocide, many of whom share their experiences with us today. Women such as Kitty Hart-Moxon, who work to educate young...
Scotland’s national Holocaust Memorial Day event for 2014 took place on 27 January in Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre, with a diverse programme including survivor speeches, music and film; all centred on the theme of Journeys.The centrepiece of the...