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HMD 2022 in Review – reflecting on the last year

Today we published ‘Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 In Review’: How did the UK mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022? And what was the impact on those who took part?

HMD 2022 in Review – reflecting on the last year

Our world – only just emerging battered and bruised by the global pandemic – is facing a new existential challenge. A world where a sovereign nation has been invaded, civilians deliberately attacked and a people’s right to their Ukrainian identity, threatened. Our present is once again so overwhelming that it can be difficult to remember the past. So as we look back on the last 12 months, we take heart in knowing that people from right across the UK came together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022.

– Our Chief Executive Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE and our Chair of Trustees, Laura Marks OBE, reflect on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2022

Here are some of our HMD 2022 highlights, as featured in our publication:

  • Piccadilly Lights showed portraits of Holocaust survivors on the country’s most iconic screen
  • Over 3,200 organisations held more than 4,200 local HMD activities
  • Tens of thousands of people watched the UK HMD Ceremony
  • Over 200 iconic buildings lit up in purple for the national moment
  • 23 million people saw our Twitter trend

Read the digital version of Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 In Review to learn more about the reach and impact of HMD in 2022.

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Piccadilly Lights

Piccadilly Lights

A group of Holocaust survivors watched the Piccadilly Lights light up for HMD 2022. Watch our short video which captures this moment.

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