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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.


Perspectives on Holocaust Memories

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 14:00

The focus of The D-Day Story, Portsmouth is the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany occupation. It is told using the personal possessions and words of the people who took part.Renowned playwright Rib Davis will be using existing Holocaust sur...

Special Choral Evensong with lighting of candles. Public

Special Choral Evensong with lighting of candles.

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 17:30

Special Evensong with lighting of candles to remember those who died in the Holocaust and other genocides. To be attended by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Councillor Colin Spooner and members of Jewish communities in the East Kent area.

My Family in Exile Public

My Family in Exile

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, - 18:00

My Family in Exile A public lecture by Dame Stephanie Shirley CH BSc FREng, entrepreneur and philanthropistFormer child refugee who arrived in the Kindertransport, Dame Stephanie Shirley CH BSc FREng built her fortune creating an IT company for ...


Diversity and Inclusion

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, - 11:00

A discusion about what the diversity and inclusion team do at the Trust and why it is so important. Linking in with this, the HMD resources were showcased and people were asked to reflect on the resources and think 'how can we create a world fre...


Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 11:30

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Portsmouth, a service will take place in the grounds of the D-Day Story on Sunday 27th January, 11:30am - 12:30pm adjacent to the Holocaust Memorial Tree.The service will include readings from representatives of...


Special Service for Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 17:00

All are welcome to St. Mary's where we will have a special service to remember the Holocaust and other genocides to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. It will be a Christian event, but also historical and educational. We will join in prayers as we rem...


Postcards to Survivors

Monday, 21 January 2019,

The Year 7 Students have been remembering the events of the Holocaust. They have read stories from Holocaust Survivors, so they can understand the events. Now they have written postcards to a survivor called Renne.

Torn From Home Public

Torn From Home

Monday, 21 January 2019, - 09:00 to Saturday, 26 January 2019, 15:00

Join us as we mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, exploring the theme of Torn From Home and the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide with an exhibition in Ashford's Tourist Information Centre.


Holocaust Commemoration

Friday, 25 January 2019, - 10:00

This is the 8th Annual event my committee has held for students in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. We have Henry Schachter, a Hidden Child speaking at this event which he has been involved in for four of the past five years! This event is by invita...


Remembering the Holocaust

Monday, 21 January 2019,

Whole school assemblies about the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 and the importance of still remembering. Individual tasks for students to complete in tutor time- responses to the 'Torn from Home' survivor stories.


HMD assembly

Friday, 8 February 2019, - 09:00

Senior pupils, along with the chaplaincy team, will lead an assembly for their peers and invited guests.


Workshop - Torn From Home: Stories Real and Imaginary

Saturday, 26 January 2019, - 10:30

An across-the-generations writing/story-telling workshop for anyone between the ages of 12 and 112 who has a memory to share or a poem they'd like to write. Participate with a family member or come on your own. The session is led by Christine Co...


Stories and Information Display

Thursday, 24 January 2019, - 10:00 to Monday, 28 January 2019, 19:00

A display of posters, leaflets, stories, books for adults and children.


Lewes HMD Event

Saturday, 26 January 2019, - 10:30

10.30-12.30: writing/story-telling workshop on ‘Torn from home’ theme, led by Christine Cohen Park. Free; tickets from Depot Box Office. 14.00-17.00: film event. Persecution, survival and celebration: talks and films recounting stories from Holocaus...


Film event: Schindler’s List

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 14:00

Directed by Stephen Spielberg, this portrayal of a true story is as powerful and moving now as it was on its release, when it received seven Oscars. Tracing the gradual evolution of Oskar Schindler from profiteer, industrialist and Nazi collaborator ...


Holocaust Memorial day commemoration

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 11:00

A short commemorative service held at the Worthing Holocaust Memorial Tree situated in Beach House Park, attended by the Mayor of Worthing and High Sherif of West Sussex. Readings from the Holocaust Trust site were dead by pupils of Lancing Prep Scho...


Workshops, talks, music and poetry and film

Saturday, 26 January 2019, - 10:30 to Sunday, 27 January 2019, 20:30

1. WORKSHOP: STORIES REAL AND IMAGINARY, Saturday 26 January 2019 10.30–12:30, a writing/story-telling workshop on what it means to be a refugee ‘torn from home’ (free ticketing) 2. FILMS: PERSECUTION, SURVIVAL AND CELEBRATION, Saturday 26 January 2...


Christchurch 2019 HMD Commemoration

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 10:00

Christchurch Borough Council is hosting a Civic Service to mark the commemoration of the Holocaust and Genocide on the Memorial Site at the Quomps, Christchurch Quay on Monday 28th January 2019; starting 10am. As in previous years the event will be l...


Persecution, Survival and Celebration

Saturday, 26 January 2019, - 14:00

Talks and films recounting stories from the Holocaust including that of a Jewish survivor whose piano playing enchanted the world, and of the Roma, a people who have been both romanticised and vilified in popular culture and who have endured centurie...