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Each year thousands of activities take place across the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. As we move towards 27 January 2019, more local activities will be submitted to the map below, which you can use to see what is happening in your area.

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Postcard project

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

Postcard Project


HMD 2019 Displays

Saturday, 19 January 2019, - 09:00 to Saturday, 2 February 2019, 11:00

Display of HMD materials and posters in Essex Libraries Ingatestone and Greater Anglia Ingatestone Station waiting rooms


HMD Screening Event for Schools

Thursday, 24 January 2019,

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, Jewish Care and Rich Mix Multi Arts Venue, 5 short films will be screened, followed by a presentation from Rwandan survivor Jo Ingabire Moys from the Ishami Foundation and by learning activities led by UK Je...

Rwanda - 25 Years Ago Public

Rwanda - 25 Years Ago

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, - 19:00

Join us for a cheese and wine evening with Father Mark Prevett as he relates his personal experiences in Rwanda.


Life Afterwards: Reflecting on the Genocide in Rwanda

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 19:15

The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda saw around one million people killed within a hundred days. The grim statistics of conflict and slaughter hide personal stories of devastation, bravery and survival.Survivor and former Rwandan goalke...


Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 10:00

Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday 28th January 2019Holocaust Memorial Day is the International Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is ‘Torn from home'I...


Representing the Holocaust on Screen

Thursday, 24 January 2019, - 18:30

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, Jewish Care and Tower Hamlets Library and Archives. Aimed at adults living, working and studying nearby, the 75 minute participatory workshop will explore the purpose, significance and representation of Holo...


Hotel Rwanda Movie Night

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, - 16:30

Following our Rwandan Genocide Survivor speaker we will hold a film screening of Hotel Rwanda to continue the discussion. We will hold a short silence before beginning the film and offer/prompt questions to everyone

Renee Bornstein - Life Story Public

Renee Bornstein - Life Story

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, - 18:30

Join us to listen to the deeply moving and inspiring story of Renee Bornstein, who was one of the hundreds of children rescued by resistance worker Marianne Cohn. There will be time to discuss our responses to her story and participants can also send...


Rwandan Genocide survivor Q&A

Monday, 21 January 2019, - 12:50

Eric Murangwa is coming to visit our school to share his experience of living through the Rwandan Genocide and the role that sport played in his life.He will give a presentation followed by a Q&A session from the students of the school.

Holocaust Memorial Day Service Public

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 15:00

Join Merthyr Tydfil Public Libraries for a commemorative service at St David's Church.This event will be attended by special guests Ynysowen Male Voice Choir, Osian Llewellyn Edwards and Dawn Bowden AM for Merthyr and Rhymney. The event wil...


Topic Day

Friday, 25 January 2019,

Year 5 at St Mary's Bryanston Square School spent the day learning about genocide across the world. We wrote post cards and created this display about never letting people be torn away from their homes again.


Holocaust Memorial Day Event: ‘Torn from Home’ Panel Discussion

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 18:00

Holocaust Memorial Day Event: ‘Torn from Home’ Panel DiscussionMonday, January 28, at 6pm in Council Room, King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LSPanellists: Jo Ingabire (Writer, Film-maker, Survivor, Co-founder of the Ishami Foundation), Dr...


Holocaust Memorial Day - Ascot Holocaust Education Project

Sunday, 20 January 2019, - 15:30

The trustees of the Ascot Holocaust Education Project (AHEP) invite you to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 20 January 2019 from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in the Community Room, Ascot Library, High Street, Ascot, SL5 7JF.AHEP aims to promote underst...


Schools’ programmes for HMD2019

Wednesday, 6 February 2019, - 09:30 to Thursday, 14 February 2019, 15:00

At the Synagogue South-West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue in Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex, we host local schools, (yr5 primary to Yr 11) for a programme consisting on rabbinic introduction and conclusion, with candle- lighting; chance to see a...

Foyer Display Public

Foyer Display

Friday, 11 January 2019, - 09:00 to Friday, 1 February 2019, 09:00

Small display on this year's theme 'Torn From Home'. The display includes life stories, booklets and postcards to take away.Located in the Institute Foyer and accessible during opening hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Shoah Public


Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 11:00

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day we present a commemorative screening of Claude Lanzmann's nine-hour opus Shoah. Using no archival footage, Lanzmann instead focuses on first-person testimonies, employing a circular, free-associative method in asse...

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 Susie Barnett Public

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 Susie Barnett

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, - 19:00

Susie Barnett (nee Frankenberg) was born in Nazi Germany. In a talk for Holocaust Memorial Day, she tells the story of her family's escape and the price they all paid for survival.

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Whether your activity is private or open to the public, it matters to us. Each Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity makes up the bigger picture of how the UK marks 27 January.

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