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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.


Holocaust Memorial Day Talk & Tu B’Shvat Evening

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 19:00

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and in honour of Tu B’Shvat, we are hosting a very exciting guest speaker and local neighbour to our Kehillah, Dr Anna Hájková, who will be presenting and doing a Q&A with us on her new book on the History...


Virtual Concert: Moritz Weiß Klezmer Trio & Friends

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 19:00

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day, we are sharing a unique performance of the Austrian Moritz Weiß Klezmer Trio: A band dedicated to Klezmer, a musical tradition of the East European Ashkenazi Jews.

Skilfully weaving together their own interpr...


Spark Inside does HMD

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 16:00

Workplace based event to encourage people to commemorate HMD. Using life stories and resources on the website to inspire conversations about the darkness in the world and where it has been resisted or transformed into the light.


The Genocide Convention – a solution or part of the problem?

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 18:00

The Genocide Convention signified an international commitment to prevent genocide and protect human groups. Yet, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, Myanmar and now the persecution of the Uyghurs illustrate a failure to realise this ambition.


HMDT's HMD event

Wednesday, 20 January 2021,

HMDT's staff will gather together to share what has inspired or motivated them as they have prepared for HMD 2021.



Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 09:00

We will be reading the story of 'Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge' and thinking about the importance of memories. We will be thinking about what memories do we have of our own life and what objects help us to remember those memories. Could our me...


The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham HMD Film

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 will take place online on Wednesday 27 January.

The Council has produced a short film addressing the theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day 'Be...


Richmond Borough Schools Project

Wednesday, 9 December 2020,

Students from eight secondary schools will take part in our project. First, on December 9, they will have an online workshop with author Tom Palmer. Tom will talk about his book 'After The War'. Afterwards, the students will write their own piece ...

Holocaust Memorial Day School Workshops and Assemblies Private

Holocaust Memorial Day School Workshops and Assemblies

Tuesday, 19 January 2021,

Interactive, online Holocaust Memorial Day workshops and assemblies have been developed by leading national charity, Protection Approaches with the support of South-West based RJ Working. Protection Approaches’ team of expert facilitators ar...

Together Unlocked! Public

Together Unlocked!

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 15:00

In this special edition of the Together Unlocked! livestream, the hosts find out more about National Holocaust Memorial Day and reflect on the Holocaust from their perspective as Disabled people, gay and Jewish people. Includes a special screening...

School Assembly Private

School Assembly

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 09:00

An assembly focused around this years theme, with a school wide project for pupils to produce a piece of art work or writing to commemorate this years Memorial Day.


HMD Video

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

This year in the absence of being able to produce a display for HMD we converted the PowerPoint into a video based on the theme brief 'Light In The Darkness.' The video was written by our HMD lead and Holocaust Education Trust ambassador, we hav...

When the World Was Ours with Liz Kessler Public

When the World Was Ours with Liz Kessler

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 10:00

A powerful and heart-breaking novel about three childhood friends living during the Second World War whose fates are closely intertwined, even when their lives take very different courses.
Vienna. 1936. Three young friends – Leo, Elsa and Ma...


Forgotten Rescuers - the origins of the Kindertransport 1938-39

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, - 14:00

The Kindertransport, the flight to Britain of 10,000 mostly Jewish children from the persecution of the Nazis, is usually associated with the British stockbroker Nicholas Winton. He managed to save 6% of the children - who saved the other 94%? Mik...


Combatting Antisemitism: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, - 19:00

As part of the annual Holocaust Remembrance Week programme, the University of Essex is hosting a panel discussion to examine the challenges and opportunities for combating antisemitism from the perspective of actors who have been engaged in addres...

Friday Evening Service Public

Friday Evening Service

Friday, 29 January 2021, - 19:30

During Holocaust Memorial Week, please join us for an online service based on the Friday evening synagogue service. There will be readings and reflections, in the spirit of peace and friendship. Open to all.

HMD 2021: Kingston Remembers Public

HMD 2021: Kingston Remembers

Sunday, 31 January 2021, - 14:00

Kingston unites with the nation in honouring the victims and survivors of genocide, as embraced by the spirit of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. This year's theme: Be the light in the darkness.

Due to current circumstances the event will ...