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The Holocaust's 'Unknown' - by Lady Esther Gilbert

The Holocaust's 'Unknown' - by Lady Esther Gilbert

In this blog, Lady Esther Gilbert shares her reflections after attending the UK funeral for six victims of the Holocaust who were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The funeral was held on 20 January, which is also the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference.

Five ways to mark HMD

Five ways to mark HMD

There are just a few weeks to go before Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2019, but it is not too late to get involved in an activity and be part of the national picture of HMD. Here are five ways you can get involved:

HMDT Blog: The forgotten victims of the Nuba Mountains - Sonja Miley

HMDT Blog: The forgotten victims of the Nuba Mountains - Sonja Miley

Sonja Miley, Co-Executive Director for the charity Waging Peace, has recently returned from a trip to the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan. In this blog for Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Sonja reflects on her experiences meeting people from the Nuba community who have fled Sudan and the regime of President Omar al-Bashir.

HMDT Blog: The Holocaust - Educating in Poland, Dr Rachel Century

HMDT Blog: The Holocaust - Educating in Poland, Dr Rachel Century

In this blog, HMD Development Manager, Dr Rachel Century, reflects on her recent visit to Poland as an educator on March of the Living UK. With recent changes to Polish law, Rachel here discusses the impact this had on her work as a Holocaust educator and the wider implications for those trying to understand exactly what happened in Poland during the Holocaust.

HMDT Blog: March of the Living and the community of learners

HMDT Blog: March of the Living and the community of learners

In April 2018, three members of the Holocaust Memorial Day Youth Champion Board took part in the UK delegation for the March of the Living. The international educational programme, which brings people from across the world to Poland, involves travelling to various memorial sites before a memorial walk from Auschwitz I to Auschwitz-Birkenau.