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Each year thousands of activities take place across the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). Explore our activity map to see activities that took place online across the UK for HMD 2021.


The Big Art Lock In - Be the light in the darkness'

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 08:30 to Monday, 1 February 2021, 08:30

The Big Art Lock In is an online facebook group that sets weekly lock in challenges for it's growing artist community. We explore art and well-being and the benefits of being creative and stand with historical and political movements by advocating...


Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 17:45

Every year in January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day which has taken place in the UK since 2001.
On this day we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, B...


Rotherham Council HMD Video

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 12:00

Rotherham Council is inviting residents to be the light in the darkness in a Holocaust Memorial Day video this year.
Residents would usually gather in All Saint’s Square in Rotherham in remembrance of the millions of people murdered during t...


Being Light in the Darkness

Monday, 18 January 2021,

A range of arts activities that can be completed by classes across school to meet the need of our SEN pupils. The focus is on being the light in the darkness and includes making lanterns, creating flame shaped sun catchers and making posters that ...


Connection Housing

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 09:00 to Thursday, 28 January 2021, 20:00

We are showing solidarity with our Jewish residents and other Jewish members f our local community. We will light candles and observe respectful silence in the honour of the holocaust victims. We will also spend time educating our non-Jewish resid...


Launching Hand Crocheted White Roses

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 12:00

The Handmade Poppy Group is a group of 2 people who make and sell poppies with 100% of funds raised going to The Royal British Legion. However, this year we are making an addition to our page and will be making and selling hand crocheted white ros...


Chesterfield Equality and Diversity Forum HMD event 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 11:00

This year, many people will be coming together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day virtually, to help those in need and to build a better future.
Our guest speaker this year is Vivienne Cato who will be speaking to the forum about her Mother, Eva...

Light in the Darkness Whole School Event Public

Light in the Darkness Whole School Event

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 12:30

We will be encouraging all our students to access an assembly for the whole school at 1230pm followed by accessing the live commemorative event at 7pm asking them to leave a candle in a window where they can safely do so sending a photo.


Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

Throughout the day we will be sharing posts on Derbyshire Libraries Facebook page.
Join us in remembering this special day with a Challah bread recipe and inspirational poetry.


Memorial Day

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 08:40

Lighting of Menorah by Principal. Whole school assembly followed by normal timetable. Each subject area had linked The Holocaust to their lesson and delivered KS3 and KS4 lesson, e.g. maths looked at statistics of Holocaust using fractions and per...

Be the Light in the darkness Public

Be the Light in the darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 11:00 to Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 11:45

6 million+ Charitable Trust and Creative Scene in partnership with Kirklees Council, Bradford Council and the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre, Huddersfield are pleased to invite everyone to an online event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day...


Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 18:00

A ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering a those who have died in genocide, hearing the voices of survivors and pledging ourselves to be vigilant in our time.


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...

Home learning Private

Home learning

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 09:00

Message given to KS2 pupils on Tuesday 26th January 20221

Holocaust Memorial Day

This Wednesday, 27th January, is Holocaust Memorial Day. We usually commemorate the day in assembly, and in our learning. We have a special page on our ...

Leeds Reads Book Club Public

Leeds Reads Book Club

Thursday, 21 January 2021, - 17:30

We are also encouraging the people of Leeds as well as Leeds City Council staff to join in a city read of The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington. The Red Ribbon tells the story of Ella, a fourteen-year-old dressmaker. Ella has joined the seamstresses of...


Leeds Holocaust Memorial Day civic remembrance event

Sunday, 24 January 2021, - 14:00 to Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 23:59

The Lord Mayor of Leeds will open this year’s civic remembrance event, which this year will be shown online from 2pm on Sunday 24 January on the webpage below due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

The theme for the 2021 event is ‘be the light ...


Derby HMD Community Event

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 19:00

A virtual realisation of the annual community event at Quad, Derby. Keynote speakers, cultural contributions, testimony and reflections from Derby's diverse communities and special guests.

NCBI Nottingham Community HMD Event Public

NCBI Nottingham Community HMD Event

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 18:00

Online Candlelit memorial event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. At the event we will be lighting a candle for each of the groups targeted during the Holocaust (see below), as well as survivors, allies and to remember subsequent genocides. As well...