Our podcasts are audio recordings of testimonies, interviews and speeches, which are available for activity organisers to use.

Each year the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is to hold a Public Conversation on issues surrounding the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides.  Our 2013 event was held on 25 November and addressed the question: Is too much asked of...
Double BAFTA winning actor Olivia Colman has lent her support to Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 by recording a new poem about the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp.The poem was written by HMD activity organiser Charles Whittaker, about the...
 Stage, film, radio and TV actor Samuel Barnett is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day with a reading of the famous poem The Butterfly by Pavel Friedmann, who wrote it in the summer of 1942 while imprisoned in the Theresienstadt...
Professor David Cesarani OBE (1956 - 2015) 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.In...
Professor David Cesarani OBE is one of the world's leading historians of the Holocaust. He is Research Chair in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. David is a former HMDT trustee and is Historical Consultant to HMDT.In this podcast...
 Martin Winstone is the author of The Holocaust Sites of Europe: An Historical Guide. In this podcast Martin talks about the geography of the Holocaust, the sites where the atrocities took place, and the different kinds of camp which...
Dr James Smith is co-founder and Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust, a UK based non-governmental organisation established in 2000 for the prevention of genocide. He is the co-Founder of The Holocaust Centre, where the lessons of history are...
In this podcast we speak to Esmond Rosen and Fiyaz Mughal about The Role of the Rightous Muslims who helped to save Jews during the Holocaust.  Duration 21.12The views expressed in this podcast are those of the individual contributor and not...
Dr Klaus Leist reads excerpts of the book As if it were life by Philipp Manes.Duration 27.55You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes.Philipp Manes was taken to Theresienstadt and finally deported to Auschwitz.The book was edited...
In this podcast we talk to Leisel Carter. Leisel left Germany at the age of four in 1939, before war broke out. She travelled through Norway to escape to safety in England. Incredibly, she travelled part of the journey alone. Duration 17.22The...
In this podcast Holocaust survivor Dr. Martin Stern talks about his story.  Martin was born in 1938 and lived in Holland.  He survived the camps of both Westerbork and Theresienstadt.  So can you tell us a bit about your life before...
In this podcast Kindertransportee Martin Kapel describes how his family was forced into Poland from Germany by the Nazis, and his journey on the Kindertransport by ship from Poland to England.  My parents were both of...
In this podcast, Monica Porter, the daughter of Vali Rácz tells the story of how her mother hid many Jews from the authorities in the Second World War.Monica Porter is the daughter of Vali Rácz, an exceptional and courageous woman who risked her...
In this podcast we speak to Var Ashe Houston  (née Ashe), a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide. Var is the author of 'From Phomn Pehn to Paradise'. She has lived in the UK since 1979.  Duration 1.02.31You are listening to a podcast by...
The Tatcho Drom quintet perform Djelem Djelem at our Commemorative Event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2013. Their music is inspired by that of the Romani Gypsies.
Adrien Niyonshuti is an Olympic Mountain Biker for Team Rwanda. He survived the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, but lost many of his family and loved ones. In this podcast he talks about the legacy of the genocide, his cycling career, and the future for...
The ACM Gospel Choir sing our specially commissioned song A Bridge of Voice for HMD 2013 at the UK Commemorative Event.LyricsWe build a bridge of memory, significant and vastThe lessons learned through history align us with the past.We join with...
Cantor Jonny Turgel recites El Male Rachamim at the UK Commemorative Event for HMD 2013.El Male Rachamim (God full of compassion) is a Jewish prayer for the departed that is recited at funeral services, on visiting the graves of relatives (...
The Chief Rabbi pays a personal tribute to survivors.Duration 5.52Today is a time of remembrance for all the victims: the Roma, the Sinti, the gays, the mentally and physically disabled, and all the others, as well as the victims of those other...
You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes.Duration 13.48This is an extract from the book which has been kindly provided by the Random House Group Ltd.The chapter featured is called ‘The Long Walk to Dachau’
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP speaks at the UK commemorative event for HMD 2013.TranscriptIt is always a pleasure to follow Lord Sacks on any occasion. It’s also a little daunting because I think he...
Duration 24.52This is an extract from the book published by Atlantic Books, written by Steven Galloway.The chapter featured is called ‘Arrow’.
Iby Knill recounts her experiences during the Holocaust.You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes.Duration 11.14The views expressed in this podcast are those of the individual contributor and not necessarily those of HMDT. ...
Agnes Grunwald-Spier is a former trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. In this podcast she talks about her book, The Other Schindlers, which recounts the stories of people who rescued Jews from the Holocaust. Agnes, can you tell us...
In this podcast we are talking to Holocaust survivor Trude Silman.  Trude is still researching what happened to her relatives, and has never found out what happened to some of those who stayed behind.   You can also download and...
In this podcast we speak to The Reverend Dr Toby Howarth, Secretary for Interreligious Affairs for the Archbishop of Canterbury and Interreligious advisor for the Church of England.You are listening to a podcast by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust....
A recording of General Roméo Dallaire’s speech from the HMD 2006 National Commemoration.Duration 5.22Lt. General Roméo Dallaire, a Canadian Officer was selected to command the first UN mission to monitor events in Rwanda in 1993...
In this podcast recorded at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we talk to Sir Andrew Burns who is the United Kingdom envoy for post-Holocaust Issues.So Sir Andrew, you’re the post Holocaust envoy for the UK.  Can you explain what that means?...
This interview is with Cathy Ashley on her appointment as Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in 2010. So, we’re here with Cathy Ashley, who is the chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Cathy, why did you want to be the chair of...
The UK's Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues, Sir Andrew Burns reads The Stockholm Declaration of 2000, signed by 46 nations, established Holocaust Memorial Day as an International Day of Commemoration.Duration 2.25• we recognise that the Holocaust...
Donald Kenrick is the author of many books on the experiences of Gypsies (Roma and Sinti) under the Nazi regime.You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunesDonald Kenrick is the author of many books on the experiences of Gypsies (...
You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes.Duration 26.58This is an extract from the book which has been kindly provided by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and read by David Russell from SURF.
At the time of recording this podcast Lars Waldorf was a lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London and an expert on the Rwandan genocide.You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunesLars Waldorf was...
Jean Louis Mazimpaka survived the Rwandan genocide and moved to the UK in 1999. This is his story.You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunesA survivor of the Rwandan genocide, Jean Louis Mazimpaka moved to the UK in 1999. He is...
Dr James Smith, Chief Executive of The Aegis Trust talks about the genocide in Darfur.You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunesDr. James Smith is co-founder and Chief Executive of the Aegis Trust, a UK based non-governmental...
In this podcast we speak to Professor Gregory Woods, Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies at Nottingham Trent University author of the introduction to Pierre Seel’s testimony.Duration 15.05You can also download and subscribe to our podcasts on...
Duration 11.38At first when I saw the title of our theme this year: Communities together: Build a Bridge, I was unsure whether my own story could really help to illustrate the point – so extreme were the circumstances.So let me start there and see...
We’re speaking to Sharon Dogar today, author of the children’s novel Annexed.  Annexed is based on Anne Frank, and her experiences within the secret annex. Sharon, thank you very much for joining us. Would you be able to tell us what your...
Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill discusses the persecution of gay men and lesbians under the Nazi regime and discusses why Holocaust Memorial Day is an important day in the equalities calendar in the UK.You can also download and subscribe...