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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.


HMD 2021 Recorded Service and Live Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 14:00

To mark the day, the Mayor of Ramsgate, Councillor Raushan Ara, will host a virtual memorial service which will be pre-recorded and shown via the YouTube channel a few days before HMD. It will be followed by a Zoom meeting on 27 January at 2pm, w...


Brighton & Hove HMD on Latest TV

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 14:00

Local TV Channel Set To Stream HMD in Brighton & Hove for Schools and Public

The Brighton & Hove Holocaust Education Project in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council will be commemorating this year’s Holocaust Memorial D...


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 ...

Lanark Grammar School Act of Remembrance and Hope Public

Lanark Grammar School Act of Remembrance and Hope

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 08:00 to Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 23:59

An online Act of Remembrance and Hope to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 for learners, staff and friends of Lanark Grammar School. Join us in remembering the atrocities of genocide as we seek to be a light in the darkness.

Holocaust Memorial Day Service Public

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 17:00

A special online service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
As a group of churches in rural Pembrokeshire we want to make sure that we commit ourselves again to being a light in the darkness.
It will be a service of presentations, videos,...


Annual Event for Students

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, - 10:02

This will be 8th Annual event that I have organised for students in Dorset. The event will be on Zoom. We will start with an act of commemoration after which Henry Schachter who lives in Bournemouth will tell his story of survival as a Hidden Chi...

Leon's legacy display Private

Leon's legacy display

Friday, 22 January 2021,

Students in years 8 and 9 learnt about the life and legacy of Holocaust survivor and campaigner against prejudice and hatred, Leon Greenman as part of their history and English lessons. They responded to Leon's poem in their own verse. This was pa...


The Millisle Farm Story

Thursday, 28 January 2021, - 14:00

A Zoom online illustrated talk by Shirley Lennon on the story of the Millisle Farm, where Jewish refugees found a place of safety from Nazi persecution. Shirley will tell of her connection to this amazing story of how families and children were re...


Lighten Up the Darkness - Read Together

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 19:00

Join Edinburgh Libraries' staff and library members for an evening of reading and remembering.

We will be reading short passages from a number of fiction and non-fiction books about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the genocides that fol...


Bosnia and beyond: in conversation with Edinburgh Direct Aid

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 11:00

Bosnia and beyond: in conversation with Denis Rutovitz and Jeanne Bell, co-founders of Edinburgh Direct Aid
Carol Marr, Library Development Leader will host a pre-recorded event discussing EDA's work as a grass roots charity based in Edinbur...

Book Club - Remembering the Holocaust Private

Book Club - Remembering the Holocaust

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 19:00 to Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 20:30

To remember the Holocaust and raise awareness toward the residents, from Mylnes Court -a student accommodation at the University of Edinburgh - were invented to read and discuss the book Fateless by Imre Kertész

The event is hosted via Zoom...

Foundation Stones workshop Public

Foundation Stones workshop

Thursday, 4 February 2021, - 17:00

Foundation Stones invites you to to join us in painting a stone in remembrance of the Holocaust and other subsequent genocides.
Building on the Jewish custom of placing a pebble on headstones when visiting a grave, Foundations Stones from ac...

School display and art activity Private

School display and art activity

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 09:00

We are a school for children with additional support needs.
Each class has been asked to do an art/craft activity for #LightTheDarkness and we will have HMD displays in the main foyers of the school.


Folkestone Remembers

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, - 14:00 to Sunday, 31 January 2021, 00:00

Online commemoration 'Folkestone Remembers'

Eastbourne's Holocaust memorial online hub Public

Eastbourne's Holocaust memorial online hub

Friday, 22 January 2021, - 09:00 to Monday, 1 February 2021, 09:00

Eastbourne is commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day by hosting an online hub from 22 January to1 February. 
The online hub can be accessed at
The hub contains  videos of poems, speeches, musical pe...

Hastings HMD Memorial Ceremony Public

Hastings HMD Memorial Ceremony

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 11:00

An online HMD ceremony in the form of a book, containing a little text, a lot of music, speeches and performances. The entire ceremony is paced by the reader, who flips the pages in their own time. Speakers include Hasting's MP and an internationa...


Holocaust and other genocide Talks

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 19:00 to Friday, 29 January 2021, 20:30

Ards and North Down Borough Council are hosting a series of online talks via Zoom, every evening from Monday 25th January until Friday 29th January. The times are from 7pm until 8.30pm.

The genocides which will be covered are; the Holocaus...

‘Light in the Darkness’ - CFI Holocaust Memorial Event 2021 – YouTube Public

‘Light in the Darkness’ - CFI Holocaust Memorial Event 2021 – YouTube

Sunday, 24 January 2021, - 19:00 to Thursday, 27 January 2022, 20:30

We are featuring film, music, art and poetry from a variety of people including Holocaust Educational Trust, along with a talk by Dr. Susanna Kokkonen (Susanna Kokkonen holds a PhD in Holocaust Studies from the Hebrew University Jerusalem and work...


HMD Worship

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 09:00 to Friday, 31 December 2021, 23:59

It is an act of worship including hymns, prayers, poetry, videos and information about the stages of Genocide. It was organised by an ordained minister and a lay preacher within the Strathclyde Methodist Circuit.