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.
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust commissioned a special project entitled Moving Portraits. This is a collection of five photographs of genocide survivors, with each individual featured holding an object that holds significance to them.
This assembly introduces secondary age students to Holocaust Memorial Day, and the topic of the Holocaust and genocide, through a survivor’s life story, a poetry reading and opportunities for students to be involved in delivery. We have provided a PowerPoint presentation and a script. Suitable for ages 11-18.
This is a story about what can happen after escaping a genocide. It is a story of friendship and support. It is the story of three women from Darfur who are now building a life in the UK.
If you would like to learn more about the situation in Darfur or teach others about the ongoing genocide, HMDT has produced a free resource to help. The guide explains the history and context of the ongoing conflict, examining the definition of genocide and considering the key challenges that face the region today.
Hawa is a survivor of the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan. In this Untold Stories film she talks about the persecution that caused her to leave her village and her fears for her family.
Mukesh Kapila was head of the UN in Sudan and witnessed the start of the genocide in Darfur. In April 2004 he alerted the international media.
Your Voice is Amazing is the 90-second film created for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2012. The theme for HMD 2012 was Speak Up, Speak Out which asked you to take inspiration from the past and pledge to speak out against persecution, hated and discrimination.
This ten minute film introduces Holocaust Memorial Day and explains why we commemorate the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups, and the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Jenny Agutter reads an extract from Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir.