HMD 2021 in Review – a year like no other

Today we release our review of Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021. Like for all of us, the past 12 months were like no other. We worked hard to ensure that people were still able to mark HMD despite the impact of the pandemic on local communities.

HMD 2021 in Review – a year like no other
  • Tens of thousands tuned in to watch our first ever online UK Ceremony for HMD
  • People across the UK placed candles in their windows to Light the darkness against prejudice and hatred
  • 2,800 organisations held more than 3,500 local HMD activities

Light the darkness participant and UK HMD Ceremony viewer, Lisa Benham said:

My neighbour saw me put a candle in my window and asked me why. When I told him, he went inside and did the same.
It was a heartfelt moment.

Read our Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 in Review digital booklet to find out more about how the nation marked HMD like never before.

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HMD 2021 re-cap

Despite the impact of the pandemic on local communities, 2,800 organisations held more than 3,500 local HMD activities. Here's a quick re-cap of how the UK marked HMD 2021.

Read our review of HMD 2021