Poetry is an inspiring way to bring people together to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).
Image: Nina Sosanya reads the poem ‘Colors’ by Michaella Rugwizangoga
Poetry can be incredibly powerful. During the Holocaust and other genocides, those persecuted wrote poetry to express their feelings of loss, suffering and hope. Survivors wrote poetry afterwards as a response to their experiences.
Reading and writing poetry helps us understand the experiences of those who were affected by the Holocaust and genocide, and encourages people to empathise with others in creative and moving ways. We have therefore created two virtual resources to help you and your community come together by reading poetry and writing poetry.
Explore the links below to find out how to mark HMD with your group through poetry.