To mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021, we called on young people, aged 14-25, to submit a photo which celebrates the people, groups, places and objects which bring us and others light in times of darkness. Today we launch an exclusive digital exhibition showcasing a selection of the best photographs.
Kirsty Robson, founding member and Co-Executive Director of youth led initiative, Yet Again, describes how thousands of Yazidis in Northern Iraq were massacred, abducted or seized for slavery in 2014. She outlines the actions we can all take to shine a light on their experiences and support the Yazidi cause. Yet Again have very kindly shared their meticulously researched blog on the Yazidis with us, to help raise awareness.
Not sure how to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) this year? Here are five simple ways that you can mark HMD in 2021.
Aida was just 18 years old when war broke out in Bosnia and she became an interpreter for the UN, working on the frontline of a warzone. For our blog, Aida told us about her experiences. She is now a light in the darkness for the young people she works with, sharing her story and giving them hope that they can overcome their difficulties.
Rahima Mahmut, UK director of the World Uyghur Congress and Adviser to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, joins our chief executive Olivia Marks-Woldman as they reflect on Genocide Prevention Day.
Each year we host a young person from Austria, who is working in Holocaust education and commemoration as part of the Austrian Gedenkdienst programme. Here we explain the importance of the programme to our work and are given an insight into the life of our current Gedenkdiener, Jakob.
We are excited to announce that our new youth photography competition, ‘Light up the darkness’, is now open for submissions.
After the end of the Second World War, members of the Nazi leadership were tried in Nuremberg, Germany. Now, 75 years on, we asked Holocaust survivor Steven Frank BEM whether he thought justice was served at Nuremberg.
After the end of the Second World War, Nazi leaders were tried in Nuremberg, Germany. Now, 75 years on, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's Claudia Hyde offers her reflections on the tribunals' legacy.
After the end of the Second World War, members of the Nazi leadership were tried in Nuremberg, Germany. Now, 75 years on, Holocaust survivor Ivor Perl BEM reflects on the tribunals.