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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.


Pizza Shop Heroes’

Saturday, 5 January 2019, - 14:00

Phosphoros Theatre is a company that is made up of refugee and asylum seeking actors, all of whom came to the UK as unaccompanied minors, and bring their stories to the stage. Though based in London, half of the team live in Derbyshire.The first ...


Stockport Centre Public Commemoration

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 14:00

A public and solemn commemoration ceremony with stall and brief speakers from major local religious and political bodies (local councillors, MEPs ) cultural and anti-racist organisations. Merseyway Shopping Centre (Primark end)


Service of Reflection and Act of Commemoration

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 15:00

From the Bridge Chapel commemoration, the observance moves to the trees dedicated to Anne Frank and Olga Nahlak, located on Cathedral Green. In a brief ceremony, dignitaries, including the Mayor of Derby will place small stones at the foot of each tr...


Holocaust memorial day church service

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 18:30

Church service based on CCJ material to remember those who died in the Holocaust and prayers for peace. Soloist singing 2 songs in Hebrew.

Holocaust Memorial Day Public

Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 16:00

Holocaust Memorial Day Evensong and address by Judge Laurence Saffer: Torn from homeJudge Laurence Saffer sits in Bradford and London and is president of the Leeds Jewish Representative Council. Following Evensong, his address will encourage us ...


A Service of Commemoration, Remembrance and Hope

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 18:00

With readings from the Bible and Qu’ran, the Jewish Kaddish (traditional Hebrew prayer for the dead), roll call of genocides and music from the Cathedral Choir. Includes involvement by local schools.


An evening of commemoration and celebration

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 19:30

The evening includes performances by communities that have found sanctuary and safety from persecution in Derby. This diverse programme on this year’s theme, ‘TORN FROM HOME’ will include:• School Holocaust poetry competition winners – presenta...


Special Assembly

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 08:45

Students and staff at Ockbrook school Derbyshire will attend a special assembly to mark HMD. The learning resources provided by the trust will be used to remind attendees of the importance of remembering the events of the Holocaust and the inciden...


Into the Arms of Strangers

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, - 09:30

Narrated by Dame Judi Dench, this moving Oscar winning documentary tells of the extraordinary rescue operation that brought ten thousand children from German-held lands to Great Britain in the months prior to World War II. The film is followed by a...

Hotel Rwanda Public

Hotel Rwanda

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 19:30

Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife (Sophie Okonedo) and their three children. But when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tuts...

Remembering Ruth Public

Remembering Ruth

Sunday, 27 January 2019, - 16:00

I am a local historian and Councillor in the Staffordshire MoorlandsA few years ago I came across the case of Ruth Schmerler, a young Polish Jew who came to the UK in 1939 with her brother fleeing Nazi persecution . She was 14 then and her and K...


Period of reflection

Friday, 25 January 2019, - 12:00

Crown Prosecution Service East Midlands will be hosting reflection session where staff can think about HMD and its implications for our communities, staff and victims and witnesses. During the sessions a short video will be played as well as an activ...

'Torn From Home': Talk From Child Holocaust Survivor, Joan Salter MBE Private

'Torn From Home': Talk From Child Holocaust Survivor, Joan Salter MBE

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, - 13:30 to Friday, 25 January 2019, 06:00

The first activity I did to mark the HMD theme of "Torn From Home" was when I worked with the SU (Student Union) officers at the University, to organise a stall with HMDT posters of genocide and personal stories, and we also included an act...


Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony

Friday, 25 January 2019, - 16:00

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire will lead a short ceremony supported by the Mayor's Chaplain. Local children will read poems and a school choir will open and close the ceremony. The Mayor will light a candle in memory of the millions of people...


The Holocaust and Human Rights

Monday, 28 January 2019, - 09:00

Through GCSE Citizenship students will be learning about the Holocaust, the events leading up to it and the impact it had on human rights which lead to the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Students will be discussing the notion ...


PSHCE lesson

Saturday, 26 January 2019,

Lesson in school. Thinking about happy and sad memories. Introducing holocaust memorial day. Using some ideas from the lesson plans provided. Writing postcards


School activities at Dixons Kings Academy

Monday, 28 January 2019,

School activities running throughout the week and including school assemblies for different year groups, form time presentations and daily morning line-up talks about the holocaust.