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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.


Whole school virtual assembly

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 08:40

The history department will be producing an online assembly which will be watched by all members of the school.


Be the Light in the Darkness in the Vale of Glamorgan

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 08:30 to Friday, 19 February 2021, 08:30

The Vale of Glamorgan Council in S. Wales is commemorating this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 'Be the light in the Darkness' by lighting up, in purple, key venues in Barry Town including; the Town Hall, Art Central Gallery and Library on King...


South Wales Police HMD Activity

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

Due to the restrictions placed on us as a result of the Corona virus, we have had
to scale down our main event. However, staff at HQ have decided this year to
mark HMD by producing a short video about HMD, and in particular this year’s...

School assembly and lessons Private

School assembly and lessons

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 08:30

Embley School in Hampshire will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day with a whole school assembly telling the life story of Leon Greenman.
Pupils will follow this up in lessons with discussions.

Be a light in the darkness - Bridgend Public

Be a light in the darkness - Bridgend

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, - 18:00 to Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 07:00

Bridgend County Borough Council will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 by illuminating it's main council offices (Civic Offices).

We are also creating a video which will share on social media, which includes lighting a memorial candle,...

#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

Closer Than You Think Public

Closer Than You Think

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

The ‘Closer Than You Think’ project provides a unique opportunity by telling a seldom known story connecting two important events: -

Holocaust Memorial Day and LGBT History Month

Locally, two very different establishments, one a soc...

The Question Public

The Question

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 09:00 to Friday, 29 January 2021, 17:00

A five-part story about a Holocaust survivor's visit to speak at a school in the UK. One chapter a day for the week of 25th to 29th January 2021. Written by Tom Palmer (author of After the War) and hosted by the National Literacy Trust. The story ...

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...


'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...

Elspeth Ewing Private

Elspeth Ewing

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

Students can take part in this event by creating a piece of art as a memorial to victims of the Holocaust and genocide and then post it to a Padlet to create a virtual exhibition.
Instructions are to make a candle out of paper or card and th...

Hackney's Holocaust Memorial Day: Be the light in the darkness Public

Hackney's Holocaust Memorial Day: Be the light in the darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 10:00

Hackney Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Ceremony takes place at 10:00 on Wednesday 27 January 2021. This year’s event will be available to watch online via YouTube. The event is expected to last around 75 minutes.
Holocaust Memorial...

The Holocaust: A layman's guide Public

The Holocaust: A layman's guide

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 19:00

Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in modern German and Central European history, with particular interest in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and World War Two in Europe.
Join us to find out all you need to know about the Hol...

Northampton Holocaust Memorial Day Event Public

Northampton Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 18:00

Northampton's annual commemorative Holocaust Memorial Day event will be filmed at the Guildhall and streamed virtually this year in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

A programme including words from The Mayor, Council Leader, Police partner...

Avner Avraham on the Capture of Adolf Eichmann Public

Avner Avraham on the Capture of Adolf Eichmann

Thursday, 14 January 2021, - 19:00

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities is taking part in Holocaust Memorial Day this year by hosting a virtual evening with former Mossad Agent, Avner Avraham.

Avraham is a renowned expert on Mossad operations who famously worked to rev...

From Newry to Norway, how my mother survived the Holocaust Public

From Newry to Norway, how my mother survived the Holocaust

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, - 19:00

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) would like to invite you to an online presentation by Norwegian born, Lill Fanny Saether, on how her mother survived the Holocaust.

This is the powerful an...


Somerset HMD Online

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

Somerset County Council will be posting content on our social media on be half of the Holocaust Memorial Day committee in Somerset.

CCIFF Film Festival Public

CCIFF Film Festival

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 11:00 to Friday, 5 March 2021, 21:00

it is a university-run film festival which opens on HMD. It uses film as a way to create a dialogue with the past and the future. This event will be online.

Lighting up the darkness Public

Lighting up the darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 17:30

We'll be lighting a large tree in our local park. It's not only a Christmas tree - it's with us all year round and we light it for special occasions. It can be seen for miles.


The Olive Trust, Hilary Rose Holocaust Memorial 'A Light in the Dark'.

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 10:00

i would like to invite members of the community in West Wales, members of the Jewish community, family and friends who knew my mother.

We are doing an online virtual event, due to Covid and hope to broadcast to a number of different countri...