Poetry is an inspiring way to bring people together to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). This activity will support you to bring your group together to produce a filmed poetry reading, which can be shared as a stand alone film or used in another HMD activity.
Denise Uwimana lost many of her relatives in the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. She survived, but faced a difficult journey to forgive her neighbours who had murdered her family and stolen from her home. Hers is an inspiring story of courage, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Nisad is from Prijedor in Bosnia. He was imprisoned in the notorious Omarska Concentration Camp with four of his brothers in 1992.
Var’s life was changed forever in 1975, when Cambodia’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime forced her family from their homes and into slave labour.
Actress, Georgina Campbell, reads the testimony of Hansu Mala, a Rohingya refugee who fled persecution in Myanmar, at the UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020.
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.
Pastor Martin Niemöller is best known for writing First They Came - one of the most famous poems about the Holocaust - but he is a complicated figure. Initially an antisemitic Nazi supporter, his views changed when he was imprisoned in a concentration camp for speaking out against Nazi control of churches. He later encouraged Germans to take responsibility for Nazi atrocities.
A film about Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, and it's liberation by British troops on 15 April 1945.
Our film showcases five activities that took place for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the significant impact they had on those who took part.
At Wigan Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration, local young people performed drama, dance and music reflecting on what they learned for HMD. Watch our film to find out how they engaged the whole community in a moving event, and the impact of HMD locally.