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.
We are pleased to announced that Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 was marked by more people than ever before.
On 27 January, Wales marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 with a National Service of Commemoration in Cardiff City Hall.
On Monday 27 January the National Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 took place in the Scottish Parliament.
On 27 January, more than 500 people came together at Belfast City Hall to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020.
The UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 brought together The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the UK’s faith, political and civic leadership, and survivors of the Holocaust and more recent genocides.