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.
At HMP Magilligan, learners in the prison’s education programme worked together to create an onsite museum and memorial to the Jews killed in the Holocaust. Find out how the project was developed and what taking part meant to the prison population.
Representatives from Reading’s diverse faith and ethnic communities took part in Reading Council’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony. In this film, civic and faith leaders reflect on why learning the lessons of the Holocaust and genocides is so important today.
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.
The Welsh Muslim Cultural Foundation welcomed Holocaust survivor Martin Stern MBE to speak at their Holocaust Memorial Day event in Cardiff. Watch the activity organisers explain why they mark HMD every year, and the importance of not being a bystander to oppression.
An introduction by Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, to be used at Holocaust Memorial Day activities.
Watch The Fourth Choir, London's LGBT+ choir, performing Somewhere Over the Rainbow at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2019.