Legacy Consultative Group
The Legacy Group supports our work in maintaining the Holocaust at the centre of Holocaust Memorial Day. The group comprises Holocaust survivors, refugees from the Holocaust, and representatives of the second/third generation, alongside trustees of HMDT. The Legacy Consultative Group meets at least twice a year; its purpose is to offer advice to HMDT staff and trustees, or be consulted about relevant issues.
The Collaborative Group includes UK national organisations working in the field of Holocaust or genocide commemoration and education. HMD is a ‘common denominator’ for all members and the Group provides a forum for sharing ideas, information and discussion.
Expert Reference Group
The Expert Reference Group provides HMDT with expert advice on historical and contemporary questions related to the Holocaust, subsequent genocides, the nature of genocide, historical memory and commemoration. It is comprised of academics from a range of relevant fields, educators, journalists, those working in the faith and inter-faith sector, and in the cultural sector.
Professor David Cesarani OBE
1956 - 2015
Professor David Cesarani OBE was one of the world's leading historians of the Holocaust and a Research Chair in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. David was a former HMDT trustee and a Historical Consultant to HMDT.
Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive said:
'The trustees and staff of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor David Cesarani. David was an outstanding historian of the Holocaust, who recognised that the Holocaust was more than simply an event to be studied - it was unprecedented challenge to civilisation.
David helped ensure that everybody in society was challenged by the difficult lessons that the Holocaust presents. He worked closely with survivors of the Holocaust to encourage them to share their testimonies, and worked hard to make sure that the stories of their experiences were heard. David was a central figure in the establishment of Holocaust Memorial Day, and was a founding trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. He continued his assistance as Historical Consultant to HMDT, and was about to begin chairing the HMDT Expert Reference Group, bringing his unique knowledge and perspective to the challenging issues that Holocaust and genocide commemoration present. Our thoughts are with David's family at this difficult time.'