This year we have partnered with 2Simple to create a range of resources on the Purple Mash platform to encourage more primary schools to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). These online activities build on the Primary School Assembly that introduces pupils to HMD, the Holocaust and discrimination in an age-appropriate way. The resources encourage pupils to think about consequences and impact of discrimination on those targeted.
The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2024 is Fragility of Freedom, here are some ideas of how you could use this theme in your HMD activity.
Violence and persecution have escalated dramatically in Sudan in recent months, with reports of the rape, murder and torture of citizens in the West Darfur region. Here we outline simple actions you can take to support those affected.
In early May, our staff and trustees visited Auschwitz and other sites significant to the Holocaust in Poland. Visiting these physical spaces where the events of the Holocaust took place reinforces the enormity of what happened and the need to understand it in order to prevent such atrocities happening again. Here we have used photographs and insights from our trip to convey some of what we felt and learned from the experience.
Eli Sassoon, who is a member of our youth forum, has written our latest blog post with tips on marking Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) at your college or university. Eli outlines five keys ways young people can take part.
Climate change is having an enormous impact on our world, changing it profoundly. The connection to mass violence and atrocities produces some of its most dangerous effects. Detmer Kremer, Policy and Communications Coordinator at Protection Approaches, visited us at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust recently. He shared learnings from Protection Approaches’ work exploring the impact of climate change on identity-based violence, and gave advice on what we can all do to help prevent it.
Our Chief Executive, Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE, and our Director of Public Engagement and Deputy Chief Executive, Dr Rachel Century, recently returned from a visit to Rwanda. The trip was organised by Aegis Trust and Ishami Foundation, who also accompanied Olivia and Rachel as they visited memorials and significant sites of the genocide. In our blog, Rachel shares some of the photos she took during her time in Rwanda, and reflects on what they say about the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda – before, during and after it took place.
We hear from survivors of the Holocaust and recent genocides about what Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee means to them as former refugees to the UK.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Beacon Schools programme, the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education asked the schools for their ten ‘top tips’ to help schools to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2022.
Clare Lawlor, from the Imperial War Museums (IWM), shares the story of a red jumper that makes up part of the new Holocaust Galleries at IWM London. She explains what this simple artefact can tell us about a young woman’s experiences during the Holocaust.