Has marking Holocaust Memorial Day made you want to take action to prevent identity-based persecution and discrimination? Here you will find advice on what you can do now to help prevent persecution here in the UK and around the world. There are actions that take five minutes, one hour, and longer, depending on how much time you have.
This document has been produced by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) to provide guidance, help and support to Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organisers ahead of HMD 2024. HMD is a time for bringing communities together in collective remembrance of the millions of people persecuted and killed for who they were, and in so doing, to learn the lessons of the past and stand up to hatred, bigotry and racism wherever we find it today. At a time of heightened tensions and communal division in the UK as a result of the conflict in Israel and Gaza, bringing communities together in recognition of our common humanity is more important than ever and HMD activity organisers all across the UK play a vital role in making this happen.
These beautiful commemorative candles can be lit on Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January, as part of our Light the Darkness national moment. During the moment of commemoration and solidarity, people across the UK will light candles and place them safely in their windows at 8pm to remember all those who were murdered for who they were and to stand against prejudice and hatred today.
Order resources to use in your Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity. Fill in our order form to request About HMD booklets, pin badges, stickers or commemorative HMD candles.
Holocaust and genocide distortion and denial are a continuing challenge, so knowing the facts about the Holocaust and genocide is vital. Our ‘short answers to big questions’ video and PowerPoint provide key information for everyone at your Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity to learn and share.
Ellen remembers a happy childhood living in what was then East Prussia. Witnessing the November Pogrom (Kristallnacht) in 1938 marked a turning point in her life. Soon after, she escaped to England on the Kindertransport, where she initially moved around, living with several different families, and had to provide domestic help.
Antoinette Mutabazi is a child survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. She endured a harrowing 90-day period, hiding from the killers who murdered her mother, two young brothers, and dozens of other relatives.
This set of worksheets and PowerPoint introduces teachers and learners to six different genocides through a key date, the experiences of one person, and the story of one artefact. The final worksheet explores more current issues around discrimination, here in the UK.
Henry Wuga came to Glasgow on the Kindertransport, was evacuated, then interned. He settled and married in Glasgow to a fellow Kindertransportee, gave back to the community and educated thousands on the Holocaust.
This resource, developed in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening, offers ideas for primary and secondary school students to use plants to commemorate the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.