Take part in Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January and there are many different and meaningful ways you can get involved and play your part to mark HMD. From schools and libraries to workplaces and prisons, HMD activities take place in thousands of diverse settings.

Explore the links below to find out how you can get involved in Holocaust Memorial Day. 

HMD 2021 Ceremony

HMD 2021 Ceremony

The UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 ceremony will be streamed online. This will be our first fully digital ceremony. Click here to register to receive the link to the ceremony in January.

HMD Together

HMD Together

For HMD 2021 we’ve created HMD Together. This collection of resources has been designed to enable you to mark HMD in meaningful ways with other people – even if you can’t gather together in person.

Light up the darkness

Light up the darkness

For HMD 2021 we have launched a national photography competition for young people aged 14-25. The winning photos will form a unique digital exhibition for HMD 2021.

Organising an activity

Organising an activity

Whether you’re planning your first HMD activity or your fourth, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust provides advice, guidance and ideas to support you with your event.

Discover resources

Discover resources

From posters and life stories, to films and Get Involved Guides, all of our free resources are available to download from our resources hub.

75 Memorial Flames

75 Memorial Flames

Hundreds of groups around the country created Memorial Flames to mark 75 years since the end of the Holocaust. You can view the exhibition online or use our resource to make your own artwork.

Activity map

Activity map

Each year thousands of activities take place across the UK to mark HMD. Find activities near you by searching our online activity map.

Take part online

Take part online

Whether you are organising an activity to mark HMD or would like to use social media to raise awareness of the day, there are lots of ways you can take part online.

Schools

Schools

Find resources to help your school mark HMD in your school. We have a range of assemblies, lesson plans and activities to help your students learn about the Holocaust and genocides.