Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, we ran an exciting project that organisations and community groups all over the UK took part in.
From art groups to faith groups and charities to schools, groups of all kinds came together to make their own Memorial Flames. Each one commemorates 75 years since the end of the Holocaust, the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews in Europe.
In November a panel of experts reviewed the artworks submitted, and 75 Memorial Flame artworks were selected to form a national exhibition which launched at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for HMD 2020. We were pleased to then have been able to host the 75 Memorial Flames exhibition in Cardiff, with the support of the Welsh Government. The exhibition will be touring different locations throughout the UK, however, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the 75 Memorial Flames exhibition tour has unfortunately been put on hold until further notice.
You can Sign up to our newsletter to find out where and when the exhibition will be on display, or see all 75 Memorial Flames that feature in the national exhibition, and more from participating groups, by exploring our 75 Memorial Flames map.
Artworks that are not included in the national exhibition were displayed at local HMD commemorations around the UK.
Although artworks for the national exhibition have now been selected, you can make your own Memorial Flames display, using our Memorial Flames display activity resource. The activity is suitable for use by primary, secondary or SEN schools, young people and HMD activity organisers.