This poem was written by Iolo Lewis who served in the British 11th Armoured Division, which liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945.
Europe’s Roma and Sinti people were targeted by the Nazis for total destruction. Watch our film to learn more about their experiences and the discrimination they still face today.
Baronita Adam is a member of the Roma community. Through a project with the Roma Support Group, she has spoken about the prejudice she has faced in her lifetime, and shared her mother’s memories of being targeted by the Nazis and imprisoned in a concentration camp.
Józef Sadowski is the only known Roma survivor of Nazi Persecution living in the UK today. In this film for Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Józef shares his story and considers the prejudice Roma people have continued to face.
The Holocaust and genocides that have happened since have caused millions of people to flee as refugees. Watch the film we released for World Refugee Day to learn about their experiences.
Alison Flanagan Wood is Arts Development Officer for Newcastle City Council Arts Team, who provided grants for more than eight community/voluntary groups across Newcastle to organise Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activities. These included exhibitions, film screenings, a play, lectures and a music and arts festival.
Mark Woodward is an English Teacher at Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, a Secondary School in Blackburn. His students marked HMD 2019 by completing the Postcard Project and writing poems based on the theme: Torn from home, which they read out in assemblies.
On 25 January 2019, more than 100 people from the local community attended a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony hosted at Bradford City Hall.
In 100 days in 1994 approximately one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered in the Genocide in Rwanda.
An Albanian Muslim family, who chose to shelter a Jewish photographer and his young family from the Nazis.