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Our resources can help you learn more about the Holocaust and genocide and plan your own HMD activity. Explore life stories of survivors and those who were murdered, virtual activities, schools materials, films, images and more. You can filter them by genocide and type of resource.

HMD 2024 Guidance for activity organisers  in the light of the conflict in Israel and Gaza

HMD 2024 Guidance for activity organisers in the light of the conflict in Israel and Gaza

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.

Commemorative candles for HMD

Commemorative candles for HMD

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.

Ellen Rawson Life Stories

Ellen Rawson

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 Life Stories

Antoinette Mutabazi

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.

Henry Wuga MBE Life Stories

Henry Wuga MBE

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.