The Nazis believed that black people threatened their abhorrent ideal of a ‘pure Aryan race’. Our short film describes how black people faced persecution, alienation and murder under Nazi rule.
Renee Bornstein survived the Holocaust by hiding in barns, farms and convents. Marianne Cohn, a resistance worker, was murdered by the Gestapo for trying to help Renee and other children escape. In this video Renee describes her experiences.
In this video Rachel Levy describes her experience of surviving the Holocaust, including Auschwitz-Birkenau.
As a child, Ernest Simon escaped the Nazis by travelling to the UK on the Kindertransport. In this video he describes his experiences as a young boy during the Holocaust.
The UK Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021 ceremony was held online, for the first time in the history of HMD. Watch the full ceremony here.
Watch highlights of the UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, which moved online for the first time ever, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The nation will be lighting the darkness on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021. Our selection of three videos call on everyone to join this national moment. Download them to share at your HMD activity or on social media.
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.
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 activity provides a suggested film to screen (The Book Thief), guidelines on how to run your film club and questions for discussion. It can be used by any Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organiser including schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and workplaces.