As people took part in our 'Light the darkness' National Moment for HMD 2021, iconic landmarks and billboards across the UK lit up in purple as an act of solidarity.
See our exclusive digital exhibition which brings together a selection of the best photographs submitted by people across the UK for our 'Light up the darkness' youth photography competition.
On the 20th anniversary of a UN Tribunal which tried two of the architects of the Genocide in Bosnia, our Chief Executive, Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE, reflects on justice.
HMD 2021: Be the light in the darknessDiscover the theme
Between 1941 and 1945, six million Jewish men, women and children were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. Their attempt to murder all the Jews in Europe, shook the foundations of civilisation.
The Nazis targeted anyone they believed threatened their ideal of a ‘pure Aryan race’, including Roma and Sinti people, disabled people, gay people, political opponents and others.
From 1975 to 1979, the Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, imposed an extremist programme to reconstruct Cambodia. Millions of people died through starvation, disease and exhaustion, and thousands were executed.
In a violent outpouring in 1994, approximately one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered in just 100 days in the Genocide in Rwanda.
In July 1995, against the backdrop of an ongoing civil war, Bosnian Serb forces led by Ratko Mladić murdered around 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the town of Srebrenica.
In 2003 a civil war began in the region of Darfur. Arab militia, known as the Janjaweed attacked black African people, destroying entire villages, murdering civilians and displacing many more.
This activity provides a list of suggested books for activity organisers to choose from, guidelines on how to run your book club meeting and questions for discussion. It can be used by any Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organiser including schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and workplaces.
Every year for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), moving ceremonies are held across the country and give communities the opportunity to learn, reflect and remember together. Using our virtual HMD ceremony resource pack, you can bring your community, colleagues or organisation together, even while we are apart.