This blog was written by HMDT’s Youth Champion Board.
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is delighted that Holocaust survivors and refugees, and a survivor of the Genocide in Rwanda, have all been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.
Sir Martin Gilbert was a scholar and historian, who wrote extensively on the Holocaust.
Listening to a survivor sharing their personal experiences is a profound and deeply moving experience for attendees at HMD events, but with thousands of local activities taking place across the UK, it is not possible for survivors to attend every event.
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activities offer an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the Holocaust and genocide, and think about meaningful ways to create a better society today, free from hate.
The Kindertransport ran between November 1938 and September 1939. Approximately 10,000 children travelled from their homes and families in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain. Many of them never saw their families again.
Jessica Benham (Outreach Officer) from the HMDT staff team recently took part in Project on Peacebuilding: Democracy & Post-Conflict Politics in Bosnia.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has found former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladić guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Holocaust Memorial Day Development Manager, Dr Rachel Century, launched her first book, Female Administrators of the Third Reich, at the Wiener Library in partnership with HMDT on 31 October 2017.
Survivor of the Holocaust Dr Martin Stern, has travelled to Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland and has spoken to local school students and community groups in preparation for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2018.