The UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 brought together the UK’s faith, political and civic leadership, alongside survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Five per cent of UK adults don’t believe the Holocaust – the intentional murder of six million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators – really happened and one in 12 (8%) say the scale of the Holocaust has been exaggerated, according to research released on Holocaust Memorial Day (Sunday 27 January 2019).
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Imam Qari Asim have signed a joint letter calling on people to come together, mark the day and create a better future.
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.
Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 on 27 January, HMDT Education Officer Alex Murphy shares five ways your school can get involved and mark the day.
Olivia Marks-Woldman shares her thoughts on the news that the remains of people murdered in Auschwitz will be buried in the UK in a funeral on 20 January.
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:
The New Year’s Honours List for 2019 has been announced, and includes honours for survivors of the Holocaust in recognition of their work in Holocaust education and commemoration.
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.
In this blog, Education Officer Alex Murphy shares some of the resources she has created for teachers, to help them mark HMD 2019.