Dr Gilly Carr, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, reflects on what the anniversary of the German occupation of the Channel Islands means to those living there today.
HMDT staff share books and articles by black and mixed-race voices that they have been reading. With topics including the history of the British Empire and personal testimony of anti-black racism, this selection of writing offers opportunities to better understand the experiences of black people.
In our blog to mark VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), two members of the HMDT outreach team, Claudia Hyde and Genevieve Carnell, reflect on what VE Day meant to those who had survived the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
We are pleased to announce the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021: Be the light in the darkness.
Our latest blog is by Rahima Mahmut, who is a member of the Uyghur community, a human rights activist, and representative for the World Uyghur Congress. Rahima tells of the discrimination and persecution faced by members of the Uyghur community in China, including her own personal experience of oppression. She provides practical advice on how we can all Stand Together to support them.
15 April 2020 marks 75 years since British troops arrived to liberate Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. Despite International ceremonies and events to mark the anniversary being cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, online commemorations are still taking place.
In the second of his blogs on the theme Stand Together, Dr Martin Stern MBE, a survivor of the Holocaust, discusses the true meaning of Standing Together in past and present times.
Our latest blog on the Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 theme, Stand Together, is by Dr Martin Stern MBE, a survivor of the Holocaust. Martin describes how numerous people risked their lives to stand in solidarity with him and his family during the Holocaust.
For Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020, Andy Lawrence, who teaches history at Hampton School in Middlesex, and leads their Holocaust and genocide education programme, held a workshop for learners at HM Young Offenders Institution Feltham. In this blog he explains how the workshop enabled learners to understand the human experiences behind the facts and figures of the Holocaust and genocides.
The coronavirus situation has dramatically altered daily life for people around the world. We live in uncertain times, but the actions of communities across the UK each year for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) remind us what can be achieved when we work together and care for others.