We were joined by over 400 people as we launched brand new resources to support people across the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2024.
Members of our outreach team showcased the resources and spoke to HMD activity organisers about how they use them to support their activities.
Yvonne Bernstein, a survivor of the Holocaust, who is featured in one of our six new life stories, spoke at the event:
When some people have no idea what a concentration camp is, nor of the 6 million Jews killed, as well as communists, Gypsies and the disabled, it is important that the world knows that prejudice and racial hatred must not be tolerated in our world.
Mine is just one small story, but many, many others suffer terribly, and still do all over the world – from Cambodia, Sudan, Rwanda and other countries – where there are minorities persecuted by those in power. We can’t ignore them, but must help where possible.
Click below to learn more about each of the new resources, which can be downloaded for free, to use in your HMD activities.
HMDT and RHS Campaign for School Gardening resource
A resource, developed in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening, offers ideas for school students to use plants to commemorate the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Youth Forum societies toolkit
A toolkit created by the HMDT Youth Forum to provide you with ideas about how your university society, club or group can engage with HMD.
Lesson plan for custodial settings
A set of worksheets and a PowerPoint introducing teachers and learners in custodial settings to six different genocides through a key date, the experiences of one person, and the story of one artefact.
Henry Wuga MBE: Reflections for Burns Night
A resource designed for Scottish secondary schools to mark HMD while supporting and complementing Burns Night celebrations. Read the story of Henry Wuga MBE who escaped the Holocaust by coming to Scotland on the Kindertransport. He made a home in Scotland and developed a love for Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns.
Antisemitism and discrimination lesson plan
This learning resource explores antisemitism (anti-Jewish hatred) and discrimination during the Nazi era and today. The content of the lesson is designed to encourage reflection on identity-based discrimination that has taken place and continues to occur.
New life stories
Six new life stories which recount the life-changing experiences of people affected by the Holocaust, the genocide in Bosnia and the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
If you missed the launch, you can watch it in full here: