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Explore the latest news, blogs and press releases from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

What is Gedenkdienst?

What is Gedenkdienst?

Each year we host a young person from Austria, who is working in Holocaust education and commemoration as part of the Austrian Gedenkdienst programme. Here we explain the importance of the programme to our work and are given an insight into the life of our current Gedenkdiener, Jakob.

HMDT Blog: Be The Light in the Darkness online

HMDT Blog: Be The Light in the Darkness online

Our blog for Hate Crime Awareness Week is by Fiyaz Mughal OBE, founder and former Director of Tell MAMA and Faith Matters. Fiyaz reflects on the darkness of online hatred, and the hope he gains from seeing the responses of those who choose to be the light by reacting with kindness and understanding in online spaces.

WHAT IS IT WITH ME AND THE UYGHURS?

WHAT IS IT WITH ME AND THE UYGHURS?

Dr Sheldon Stone, a retired NHS consultant physician and university academic, is a member of the World Uyghur Congress Advisory Group which runs the STOP UYGHUR GENOCIDE campaign. In this blog he describes the plight of the Uyghurs and why it resonates so strongly with him, as a member of the Jewish community.

Black Lives Matter – what HMDT staff have been reading

Black Lives Matter – what HMDT staff have been reading

HMDT staff share books and articles by black and mixed-race voices that they have been reading. With topics including the history of the British Empire and personal testimony of anti-black racism, this selection of writing offers opportunities to better understand the experiences of black people.

HMDT blog: Save my people before it's too late - by Rahima Mahmut

HMDT blog: Save my people before it's too late - by Rahima Mahmut

Our latest blog is by Rahima Mahmut, who is a member of the Uyghur community, a human rights activist, and representative for the World Uyghur Congress. Rahima tells of the discrimination and persecution faced by members of the Uyghur community in China, including her own personal experience of oppression. She provides practical advice on how we can all Stand Together to support them.