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Six ways to be an #ActiveAlly

Six ways to be an #ActiveAlly

In the second of our blogs focusing on the theme for HMD 2020, Stand Together, Elizabeth Arif-Fear, a member of the Jewish and Muslim women's network, Nisa-Nashim, explains how we can all be active allies by standing together with those who are different to us.

Standing together with victims of identity based violence

Standing together with victims of identity based violence

In the first of a series of blogs in which partners and contributors give practical guidance on how you can Stand Together with individuals who face discrimination and persecution, Andy Fearn, Co-Executive Director at Protection Approaches, provides advice on standing together with victims of identity based violence.

A different kind of AGM

A different kind of AGM

Sir Leigh Lewis, Vice Chair of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT), reflects on how the 2019 HMDT AGM brought about lively discussion and a renewed determination to keep the memory of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides alive.

Refugee Week 2019: Hostility and hope in Hungary

Refugee Week 2019: Hostility and hope in Hungary

Claudia Hyde recently took part in a study trip to Budapest as part of the Fellowship Programme run by the organisation René Cassin. In this Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) blog for Refugee Week 2019 she reflects on the current treatment of refugees in Hungary and the importance of individuals and organisations standing together to challenge prejudice and oppression.

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.