Helen Aronson BEM survived the 'liquidation' of Pabianice and Łódź ghettos. Her father, Motush, carried out an incredible act of kindness and bravery, which ultimately cost him his life. This film tells Helen's life story and honours the memory of her father.
Order our free About HMD booklets and pin badges to use in your own Holocaust Memorial Day activity.
Inspire your community, group or organisation to create poetry together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
This activity provides a list of suggested books for activity organisers to choose from, guidelines on how to run your book club meeting and questions for discussion. It can be used by any Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organiser including schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and workplaces.
Cooking together is an engaging way of learning about cultures and celebrating the lives of people who were murdered during genocide. In this activity, using digital technology, your organisation or community group can learn, cook and eat together, even while apart.
When Debay was a child, government militia attacked his village in Darfur. He spent years living in a refugee camp and moving around Sudan. In 2015, he was forced to flee when he was arrested and condemned to death.
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.
This activity provides a list of suggested films about genocides which occurred after the Holocaust that you can screen, and questions for discussion. It can be used by any HMD activity organiser.
This resource provides support for teachers on identifying and tackling Holocaust denial and distortion in schools. It provides information on what distortion and denial can look like, and some suggested strategies for managing situations where denial or distortion occur in class.
This activity will support you to bring your organisation or group together to produce a piece of artwork, which can be shared online and displayed in a window, online or at a Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event.