Helen was only twelve years old when the German army arrived at her home. She was one of around only 750 people to be liberated from the Łódź Ghetto, out of 250,000 people sent there. Her mother and brother survived with her, but her father was murdered at Chełmno.
Pastor Martin Niemöller is best known for writing First They Came - one of the most famous poems about the Holocaust - but he is a complicated figure. Initially an antisemitic Nazi supporter, his views changed when he was imprisoned in a concentration camp for speaking out against Nazi control of churches. He later encouraged Germans to take responsibility for Nazi atrocities.
A film about Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, and it's liberation by British troops on 15 April 1945.
Our film showcases five activities that took place for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the significant impact they had on those who took part.
Order our free About HMD booklets, Poster Pack and pin badges to use in your own Holocaust Memorial Day activity.
An introduction by Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, to be used at Holocaust Memorial Day activities.
Watch The Fourth Choir, London's LGBT+ choir, performing Somewhere Over the Rainbow at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2019.
Watch Fourth Choir, London's LGBT+ choir, performing Even When He Is Silent at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2019.
Jean Paul Samputu, Rwandan singer and survivor of the Genocide in Rwanda, performs No More Genocide at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.
This film, produced by The Executive Office in conjunction with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, shows Susan Pollack MBE, Tomáš Reichental and Safet Vukalić BEM share their personal experiences with young people from schools and colleges across Northern Ireland. The film was produced to help mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020.