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HMDT Blog: Be The Light in the Darkness online

HMDT Blog: Be The Light in the Darkness online

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.

We welcome Facebook's Holocaust denial ban

We welcome Facebook's Holocaust denial ban

Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE, Chief Executive of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, welcomes the new ban that Facebook have introduced on Holocaust denial and distortion content.

Virtual activities to mark HMD 2021

Virtual activities to mark HMD 2021

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 commemorations will be held virtually around the country. Hundreds participate in online event showcasing brand new resources which will enable groups of all kinds to mark the Day.

WHAT IS IT WITH ME AND THE UYGHURS?

WHAT IS IT WITH ME AND THE UYGHURS?

Dr Sheldon Stone, a retired NHS consultant physician and university academic, is a member of the World Uyghur Congress Advisory Group which runs the STOP UYGHUR GENOCIDE campaign. In this blog he describes the plight of the Uyghurs and why it resonates so strongly with him, as a member of the Jewish community.

Statement on antisemitic abuse shared by Wiley

Statement on antisemitic abuse shared by Wiley

A statement from Olivia Marks Woldman, Chief Executive of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, about antisemitic tweets shared by UK grime artist, Wiley, over the weekend of 26 July 2020.