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HMD 2023 In Review – reflecting on impact

Today we published ‘HMD 2023 In Review’, which highlights just some of the array of activities that brought people together for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2023 and the impact that HMD had on those who marked it.

HMD 2023 In Review – reflecting on impact

Image His Majesty The King and The Queen Consort commemorated HMD 2023 with Amouna Adam, a survivor of the genocide in Darfur and Dr Martin Stern MBE, a survivor of the Holocaust / © PA


Hundreds of thousands of people up and down the country joined together to learn from genocide for a better future. The wide range of people and groups running highly creative HMD activities, in town halls and school halls and from parliament to prisons, showed that there is no single way to mark HMD. With the Holocaust at the core, local HMD activities remembered all those affected by genocides of the past and committed to protecting people at risk of persecution today and in the future.

Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of HMDT, and Laura Marks, Chair of Trustees

More than 4,500 organisations marked HMD 2023. In the booklet, we showcase a small selection of these activities, including the impressive work that HMP Magilligan has been doing to mark HMD. In our short film created to compliment our In Review booklet, Gary Milling, HMP Magilligan Governor, speaks about the impact HMD has had on inmates:

It’s restorative practice for the guys that are living there. They see themselves as valued members of society again. They have a chance to give something back and hopefully, from their experiences, from the materials we give out, and from the lessons from the past, almost one thousand children [who visit the exhibition] do go on to become better citizens. And from that we all benefit.

Download HMD 2023 In Review below to read more about the impact that HMD has had on inmates at HMP Magilligan, and thousands of other people across the UK who came together to mark HMD 2023.

Download HMD 2023 In Review