To mark HMD 2020, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Senior Imam Qari Asim have come together and written a special prayer which is intended to be used by people of any faith at their HMD activity.
Our set of teacher information sheets provide a two-page summary of the genocides marked on Holocaust Memorial Day, to help teachers to have the information they need to hand, and to provide answers to students’ questions.
27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. Together, we must learn from genocide for a better future.
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.
Sabit came to the UK from Bosnia in 1992 as part of a group of 68 people who were selected by the International Red Cross, as they needed immediate hospital care. He had been imprisoned for 120 days in two different Bosnian concentration camps, one of which was the notorious Omarska camp.
When ‘ethnic cleansing’ began in his neighbourhood, Safet narrowly avoided being sent to concentration camps with his father and older brother. Safet describes the fear he felt for his family, but the comfort that he had in the support and help from others.
This presentation introduces what is marked on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) and can be used at your activity.
There is a wealth of material available covering the many different aspects of the Holocaust, genocide and discrimination. Listed in our bibliography are a few of the books – including fact, fiction, drama and poetry – that we think are helpful for those interested in finding out more about the issues raised by Holocaust Memorial Day.
Hasan Nuhanović was an interpreter for the United Nations in Srebrenica and saw his family murdered when the town fell to the Bosnian Serb Army. In the years since he has campaigned for justice for the victims of Srebrenica.
Kemal Pervanić and his family were Muslims living in Kevljani, Bosnia. In 1992 Bosnian Serb forces imprisoned Kemal and his brother in the notorious Omarska concentration camp. As part of our 2011 Hidden Histories project Kemal showed us a photograph of his family which survived the Bosnian war.