Climate change is having an enormous impact on our world, changing it profoundly. The connection to mass violence and atrocities produces some of its most dangerous effects. Detmer Kremer, Policy and Communications Coordinator at Protection Approaches, visited us at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust recently. He shared learnings from Protection Approaches’ work exploring the impact of climate change on identity-based violence, and gave advice on what we can all do to help prevent it.
We worked with the British photographer, publisher and film director Rankin for the [Extra]Ordinary Portraits competition in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day 2023. Rankin’s [Extra]Ordinary Portraits focusses the photographer’s lens on ordinary people who survived genocide.
We were joined by more than 150 people from across the UK yesterday, as we held a special online event to launch our new resources for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2023.
Our Chief Executive, Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE, and our Director of Public Engagement and Deputy Chief Executive, Dr Rachel Century, recently returned from a visit to Rwanda. The trip was organised by Aegis Trust and Ishami Foundation, who also accompanied Olivia and Rachel as they visited memorials and significant sites of the genocide. In our blog, Rachel shares some of the photos she took during her time in Rwanda, and reflects on what they say about the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda – before, during and after it took place.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We share in the deep shock felt across the country, and around the world, as well as the gratitude felt by so many for her service to the nation.
We are delighted to welcome four new Trustees to our Board: David Austin OBE, Dr Kate Ferguson, Paul Giannasi OBE and Joan Salter MBE. Their varied experience and expertise in topics such as atrocity prevention and hate crime will be invaluable, as they support and guide our work as trustees.
Today, together with The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, we launched the new ORDINARY OBJECTS, EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS website at an online event attended by more than 150 people.
A survivor of the Holocaust and teacher educating about genocide have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of their contribution to Holocaust and genocide education.
We hear from survivors of the Holocaust and recent genocides about what Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee means to them as former refugees to the UK.
Today we launched the Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors online exhibition. The exhibition, previously on display at Imperial War Museums London, features over 50 contemporary portraits from 13 esteemed photographers, including HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.