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Each year thousands of activities take place across the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Explore our interactive map below to see the diverse range of activities that took place for HMD 2019. Activities for HMD 2020 will appear later in the year.


Light a Candle of Hope

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 11:00

Call in to Morlan Centre's Quiet Room to pray, to contemplate or to sit quietly and remember victims of all genocides, and to light a candle as a symbol of peace and hope for the future. All are welcome.


Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Friday, 25 January 2019, - 10:00

Torfaen County Borough Council, working closely with Horeb Baptist Church and Torfaen Schools is hosting a Service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.The Service will provide an opportunity for everyone to learn the lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi ...


Torn From Home

Thursday, 24 January 2019, - 19:00

Please join us at Chepstow Community Hub as we pause to remember. Presentations from pupils from Chepstow School and iNEED, film clips, readings and the lighting of candles


HMD Memorial Week

Sunday, 20 January 2019,

A workshop was held on HMD Memorial Day on the two survivors who were the focus of this year's postcard activity, the men were enouraged to share their thoughts after hearing of the survivor's stories and watching video clips. There was ...


Pinner Synagogue's Yom Hashoah Commemoration Evening

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, - 20:00

The focus of Pinner Synagogue's 2019 commemoration is the 80th Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Second World War and the theme Torn from Home.Our keynote speaker is Lili Pohlmann, an originally Polish Survivor who was torn from her home. ...

The Third Reich in a 100 Objects Public

The Third Reich in a 100 Objects

Friday, 25 January 2019, - 19:30

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day historian Roger Moorhouse will explore the subject through his book The Third Reich in 100 objects.


Remembering the Holocaust

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 14:50 to Friday, 1 February 2019, 03:35

Assemblies will be delivered to the whole school by our school ambassadors to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.


London Borough of Barnet Holocaust Memorial Commemoration

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 13:00

This is a Civic event and is open to the public. The event is free. The Worshipful the Mayor, Councillors and local dignitaries will also be in attendance. There will be speakers, musical elements and a candle lighting.


Brent Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day 2019

Thursday, 24 January 2019, - 19:00

Join us for an evening of reflection with speakers and communities who have been affected by the Holocaust and other Genocides around the world including Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda. The programme will include music, talks, choirs and light ...


Read Aloud - Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, - 10:30 to Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 11:30

A 'Read Aloud' event focusing on Holocaust Memorial Day, join us to listen to stories and poetry about the theme 'Torn from Home'. Also included will be postcard writing as part of the 'Postcard Project' .Hayes E...


HMD Memorial Day Postcard Project

Monday, 21 January 2019, - 09:30 to Friday, 1 February 2019, 17:00

Members of the public will be invited to find out about the lives of people who have experienced genocide from our display and write them a postcard.


Haringey Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 14:00

The London Borough of Haringey is holding its annual commemoration ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day. This will be a moving ceremony involving religious and civic leaders of Haringey and centering on the theme of 'Torn from Home'. Those a...


Remembrance service

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 11:00

A special church service of remembrance for all the victims of the Holocaust with special guests from the Traveller/Roma/Gypsy community.Including exhibition, speakers, Bible message and local choir.


Conversation Class - Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, - 10:00

A special conversation class focusing on Holocaust Memorial Day we will look at key vocabularly followed by a discussion about the theme Torn from Home and postcard writing.Yiewsley Library's conversation class runs every Wednesday and is f...


Postcard project

Monday, 21 January 2019, - 09:00 to Friday, 1 February 2019, 17:00

Postcard Project

Evening of Remembrance and Reflection Public

Evening of Remembrance and Reflection

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, - 18:00

Speeches, Presentations and Candle Lighting Ceremony to commemorate the Holocaust.Keynote Speaker: Dame Stephanie Shirley CH - A KinderTransport RefugeeGuest Presenters include: Maidenhead Synagogue Choir Chloe Smith - Lessons from Auschwit...


School visit

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 10:25 to Monday, 28 January 2019, 00:25

This year we again will be hosting approx 250 year 9 students from Fortismere School, Muswell Hill. This is our 10th year of arranging an HMD event for local students. This year we have Jenny Gough née Banach-Bennett (2nd Generation) who will be tel...

Holocaust Memorial Installation Private

Holocaust Memorial Installation

Monday, 14 January 2019, - 08:00 to Thursday, 31 January 2019, 18:00

Eden Girl's School pupils remember and reflect genocide in our Holocaust Day Memorial


'Leon Greenman-Survivor' Film Screening

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, - 18:30

Leon Greenman survived Auschwitz, but he was still targeted by Nazis up until his death in 2008. This film tells the story of his remarkable contribution to the UK anti-fascist movement, as well as his lifelong commitment to speaking about the Holoca...


Holocaust Memorial Day at JW3

Friday, 25 January 2019, - 10:30

This year the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is “Torn from Home.” We will reflect on the world the Survivors were torn from to the world they encountered in Britain. The commemoration with include keynote speeches, readings with musical interludes....