Our guest blog for Pride Month is by Bex Shorunke, from the LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity, akt. Bex describes the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ young people and her hopes for One Day when they will feel welcomed and safe everywhere they go.
On 10 March 1933, respected Jewish Lawyer, Dr. Michael Siegel, was beaten half to death and forced to march through the streets of Munich with a sign around his neck. 88 years on from this event, his great-grandson, Ben, describes how the experience impacted his family and writes of his determination to ensure this painful family history is not forgotten.
Our Chief Executive, Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE, reflects on a UN Tribunal which tried two of the architects of the Genocide in Bosnia.
Kirsty Robson, founding member and Co-Executive Director of youth led initiative, Yet Again, describes how thousands of Yazidis in Northern Iraq were massacred, abducted or seized for slavery in 2014. She outlines the actions we can all take to shine a light on their experiences and support the Yazidi cause. Yet Again have very kindly shared their meticulously researched blog on the Yazidis with us, to help raise awareness.
Not sure how to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) this year? Here are five simple ways that you can mark HMD in 2021.
Aida was just 18 years old when war broke out in Bosnia and she became an interpreter for the UN, working on the frontline of a warzone. For our blog, Aida told us about her experiences. She is now a light in the darkness for the young people she works with, sharing her story and giving them hope that they can overcome their difficulties.
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.
After the end of the Second World War, Nazi leaders were tried in Nuremberg, Germany. Now, 75 years on, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's Claudia Hyde offers her reflections on the tribunals' legacy.
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.
Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, explains why comprehensive Holocaust education is the key to preventing history repeating itself.