Find an activity

Each year thousands of activities take place across the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). Explore our activity map to find activities being held near you for HMD 2021.


Tree of light

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 10:00

Special Schools across Tameside have come together again this year to remember those people affected by genocide. This year it has been difficult to get together as an Arts Hub, but we felt it was important to collaborate and create a striking i...


The East Manchester Academy Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday, 11 January 2021,

The East Manchester will be commemorating HMD in a number of ways. We will be holding sessions of reflection during Personal Development and holding year group assemblies. Every student will also write a message of togetherness on a luggage label...

The Legacy of The Holocaust and Antisemitism Today-A Personal Story Public

The Legacy of The Holocaust and Antisemitism Today-A Personal Story

Monday, 9 November 2020, - 10:00 to Friday, 31 January 2020, 16:00

For the attention of Heads of History & Religious Education in Schools and Sixth Form Colleges:

For the past 8 years, I have been visiting over 160 schools within the UK, delivering presentations on The Holocaust and Antisemitism from a...

Light In The Darkness: Lighting The City Public

Light In The Darkness: Lighting The City

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 18:00

We’re asking venues across the city to embrace the theme in the literal sense, ‘Be The Light in The Darkness’ by lighting up iconic buildings in purple to mark the 27th January; the national Holocaust Memorial Day.

We hope to encourage a r...

Light In The Darkness Lantern Display Public

Light In The Darkness Lantern Display

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, - 18:00 to Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 19:30

Join us for a simplistic lantern display around Exhibition Square to mark Holocaust Memorial Day week within the city. A moment of reflection and a representation of lighting up the darkness.

Please respect social distancing if attending t...

Light In The Darkness Public Exhibition Public

Light In The Darkness Public Exhibition

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 18:00 to Monday, 25 January 2021, 19:30

Join us for a simplistic public exhibition in the heart of York, highlighting influential people who represent the term, ‘being the light in the darkness’. A moment of reflection and recognition for significant individuals of the Holocaust and Gen...


Holocaust Memorial Recipe Share

Wednesday, 20 January 2021,

Library staff and customers will be sharing recipes that originate in countries that have been through genocide. These will be shared on social media, and then collated into an eBook that will be available through our library eBook platform, Borro...


HMD Service of Remembrance

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 19:00

This year, the Boston Methodist Circuit have a guest speaker, Mr Robert Thompson. Rob used to work for CCJ but is now a research fellow at Southampton University. As part of an MA programme, Rob researched Chaplains working in Belsen. At this s...


Project and Art Gallery

Monday, 18 January 2021, - 09:00 to Friday, 29 January 2021, 15:00

Pupils will receive teaching on the rise of Nazi Germany and it's persecution of people.
Children will discuss the impact of hate speech.
An art exhibition will be held of children's interpretation of "Be the light in darkness"


Display of local connections

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, - 09:30 to Thursday, 28 January 2021, 16:00

There are several local connections to the Holocaust in Rhyl, Denbighshire. From survivors and liberators, this display will show the local people who left town to help or found sanctuary here.


Holocaust Memorial Day - North Wales Police

Monday, 18 January 2021, - 10:00 to Sunday, 31 January 2021, 19:00

Online briefing to all employees of North Wales Police.
Documentation/literature to be made available at local police stations.
Support local events/partnership activities.
Lower the force flag as a mark of respect on Holocaust M...


Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Monday, 27 January 2020, - 14:00

A Church Service including, Prayers, speakers testimonies and an art exhibition.

Members of all communities and faiths are encouraged and welcome to attend this service.



Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 15:00

Our organisation has made arrangements for a town hall from 3 – 7 to carry out a few events such as blindfolded activities, a social meeting and an exhibition. We understand that the theme is ‘Be the light to the darkness.’ In response to the them...


Southwold and Reydon HMD Zoom event

Thursday, 21 January 2021, - 11:30

Our event will include a talk by Professor Lawrence Goldman, a historian and the former director of the Institute of Historical Research in London and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His talk, ‘Miriam’s Story’, will speak of his remarkable...

Britain and the Refugee Crisis: Then and Now Public

Britain and the Refugee Crisis: Then and Now

Sunday, 17 January 2021, - 18:30 to Sunday, 7 February 2021, 18:30

In 2020, when there are more than 79.5 million displaced across the world and the British Home Secretary proposes re-housing refugees on distant islands, an understanding of refugees as innocent people rather than an invasion is sorely needed. Thr...

#BetheLight Private


Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

Derbyshire Constabulary will be hosting an interactive, semi-structured interview with holocaust survivor, Hanneke Dye, about being a hidden child.
This will be an invite only event, with invitations extended to all 43 UK Police Forces


'Be the light in the darkness'

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 09:00 to Sunday, 19 December 2021, 23:00

For many years the Interreligious Relations Department of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has worked closely with two of our Diocesan secondary schools, St Mary's Newcastle and St Michael's Billin...


Commemoration and Remembering a Local Hero

Sunday, 24 January 2021, - 15:00

We will be starting our event with a commemoration remembering all those who perished and suffered in the Holocasut and subsequent geoncides. We hope to have a presentation looking at the life of a little know local hero who was very instrumental ...


Learning from History - Be the Light in the Darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 09:00

Due to the ongoing pandemic and associated restrictions, the learning team at the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow are using new imaginative and creative digital means to manage this important annual event in the museum’s calen...