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.
Has marking Holocaust Memorial Day made you want to take action to prevent identity-based persecution and discrimination? Here you will find advice on what you can do now to help prevent persecution here in the UK and around the world. There are actions that take five minutes, one hour, and longer, depending on how much time you have.
A film for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organisers to share at their events, to show that they are part of the big picture of how HMD is marked by communities across the UK.
St. Mungo’s Museum in Glasgow brought together local schools for a youth-led HMD event. Secondary school students used what they learned about the Holocaust and genocide to run HMD workshops for primary school students. In this film, students share the impact that taking part in the day had on them.
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.
Thousands of events took place around the UK to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2018. See how three different groups marked HMD 2018.
Building on their first Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event in 2016, for HMD 2017 the RBS Jewish Society organised a bigger commemorative event based on the HMD 2017 theme: How can life go on?
Warwickshire Pride were inspired to hold their first Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event on 27 January 2017 at Central Hall in Coventry. They teamed up with nearby friends Coventry Pride to host an evening of talks and performances to mark HMD and to remember the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution of other groups, with specific reference to LGBT+ victims.