7 April 2014 begins a 100-day period of commemoration, which marks 20 years since the Genocide in Rwanda.
Using its two-hour span Edet Belzberg’s Watchers of the Sky tracks the movement to recognise and prosecute genocide from its beginnings in the 1920s to the modern day as the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeks the arrest of Omar al-Bashir.
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Youth Champion Charlotte Lee, tells us about how she marked HMD 2014 and used the power of social media to reach beyond those attending.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is an opportunity to celebrate the courage of women who have lived through the Holocaust and genocide, many of whom share their experiences with us today.
Scotland’s national Holocaust Memorial Day event for 2014 took place on 27 January in Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre, with a diverse programme including survivor speeches, music and film; all centred on the theme of Journeys.
Across the UK people marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 by coming together to learn about the journeys taken during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and during the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Five years ago today the President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir was indicted by the International Criminal Court for his role in the Genocide in Darfur. Today he remains as President and has still not been held accountable for the atrocities committed under his leadership.
Today the United Kingdom assumes the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). IHRA is the organisation which evolved from the Stockholm Declaration of 2000 – the international agreement which instituted Holocaust Memorial Day across the world and committed its signatories to preserve the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust.
Education charity Into Film has helped bring the 2004 documentary Paper Clips to pupils at a school on the Isle of Wight, teaching them of the atrocities committed by the Nazis and underlining the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).
Each year, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is marked in February as a time to celebrate and remember the community’s past as a means to understand the present and work towards a better future.