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.
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Guidance, help and support for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organisers across the UK in light of the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza and the impact this has had on community relations in the UK and across much of the world. This guidance is being frequently reviewed and will be updated as necessary.
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.
The Youth Forum Societies Toolkit has been created to provide you with ideas about how your university society, club or group can engage with Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). We hope this guide will help you to find a way to mark the day in a meaningful way and look forward to hearing about your event or activity!
Yvonne Bernstein was one of thousands of Jewish children hidden across Europe during the Holocaust. Her identity disguised, she was able to survive, avoiding the fate of 1.5 million Jewish children who were murdered by the Nazis.