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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.


Erskine Community Garden HMD Moment

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 13:00

We will gather in the community garden for 1pm, to have a moment of silence. We will have posters with stories of Holocaust & genocide survivors, around the garden, and a meditation for peace


Slemish College Light the Darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 20:00

Join with Slemish College and people throughout the UK to "Light the Darkness" Place a candle safely in your window at 8pm and share a picture of your candle using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay #SlemishCollegeHMD


Light a candle

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 20:00

Perth and Kinross Council are inviting residents of P&K to light a candle on the evening of 27th January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

HMD Poem Private

HMD Poem

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

Pupils have been asked to write a poem using this year's theme "Be the Light in the Darkness", Pupils can use this as the title or one of the sub-themes "Lighting the Way with Kindness". To help pupils of all abilities I have also provided a temp...


Poetry writing activity

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 09:00

Perth and Kinross Council has invited secondary schools pupils to take part in a poetry writing activity. Pupils have been invited to submit poems around this years theme 'Be The Light In The Darkness'
Poems submitted will have the opportuni...


Themed Literacy Lounge

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 09:00 to Monday, 1 February 2021, 09:00

Our staff Literacy Lounge will be themed around Holocaust Memorial Day. The suggested reads are:
The Young Survivors - By Debra Barnes
The Choice - By Edith Eger
The Tattooist of Auschwitz - By Heather Morris
Cilka's Journe...


School Virtual Prayer for HMD 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 10:00

As a school community we are offering a prayer for all of the victims of the Holocaust and for the continual eradication of prejudice and discrimination. We remember all the victims of genocides and wars. We continue to work for peace and justice ...


Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration Film

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

This year, in the absence of mass gatherings due to the lockdown restrictions, we produced a short film in partnership with the Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity.

The short film explores this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day ...


Lessons from the holocaust - Learning from Solly Irving

Friday, 22 January 2021,

The Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity has worked with Plymouth City Council to create an on-line film resource. See the Plymouth City Council's website
The Centre has also offered sessions to schools and Colleges on the testi...

Holocaust Memorial Day - Timeline of Nazi Germany Public

Holocaust Memorial Day - Timeline of Nazi Germany

Saturday, 23 January 2021, - 09:00 to Monday, 1 February 2021, 17:00

As a result of local citizens having the opportunity to visit Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camps over recent years, there has been a desire to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, to honour those who suffered, and to educate people about the horrors t...

Var Hong Ash book reading for HMD Public

Var Hong Ash book reading for HMD

Tuesday, 26 January 2021,

Aberdeen HMD committee have chosen ‘ from Phnom Penh to Paradise’ by Var Hong’s book to be included as part of a series of virtual events being held for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. The theme for the HMD 2021 is Be the light in the darkness. It en...

Remembering my Ancestors Private

Remembering my Ancestors

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 02:55 to Sunday, 31 January 2021, 12:00

I am painting a picture to communicate my ancestor in Auschwitz.


Harlaw Academy Remembers

Monday, 25 January 2021,

Pupils and staff watching the HET Survivor webcast with Eve Kugler. Pupils exploring the Holocaust with extracts and readings from Tom Palmer's book, After the War and through materials designed to accompany the book created by the UCL Centre for...


University of Aberdeen - HMD podcast

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

At the University of Aberdeen, four groups come together every year to organise an event to commemorate HMD: Aberdeen University & College Union, The Interfaith Centre, the Students' Association and the University Chapel Choir. As we cannot ho...


Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

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

Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which have followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. The theme for HMD 2021 is "Be ...


Film, Service and Talk

Sunday, 24 January 2021, - 17:00

This event will consist of the following parts:

1. Two short animations prepared by students and teachers at the University of Falmouth

2. Candle lighting

3. Service led by Pat Lipert and Adam Feldman, based on the Yom HaShoa...


Lesson and memorial flame activity

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 13:00 to Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 15:00

Year 5 and 6 children are taking part in an online/in class lesson educating them about the Holocaust.

Holocaust Memorial Day Jersey Commemoration Private

Holocaust Memorial Day Jersey Commemoration

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 13:00

Due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions on public gatherings in Jersey, the HMD 2021 ceremony has been cancelled. An invitation-only wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Lighthouse Memorial on the New North Quay.


Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 10:00 to Friday, 29 January 2021, 10:00

My BGE classes:
* Watched the ceremony online
* Discussed the meaning of 'Holocaust'
* Read one life story of their choice, created a Jamboard for their peers & discussed these as a class.