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Each year thousands of activities take place across the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). Find activities near you by searching your postcode, or select ‘online activity’ to find activities happening online across the whole of the UK.

Hackney's Holocaust Memorial Day: Be the light in the darkness Public

Hackney's Holocaust Memorial Day: Be the light in the darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 10:00

Hackney Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Ceremony takes place at 10:00 on Wednesday 27 January 2021. This year’s event will be available to watch online via YouTube. The event is expected to last around 75 minutes.
Holocaust Memorial...


Somerset HMD Online

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

Somerset County Council will be posting content on our social media on be half of the Holocaust Memorial Day committee in Somerset.

The Question Public

The Question

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 09:00 to Friday, 29 January 2021, 17:00

A five-part story about a Holocaust survivor's visit to speak at a school in the UK. One chapter a day for the week of 25th to 29th January 2021. Written by Tom Palmer (author of After the War) and hosted by the National Literacy Trust. The story ...

#BetheLight Private


Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

Derbyshire Constabulary will be hosting an interactive, semi-structured interview with holocaust survivor, Hanneke Dye, about being a hidden child.
This will be an invite only event, with invitations extended to all 43 UK Police Forces


'Be the light in the darkness'

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 09:00 to Sunday, 19 December 2021, 23:00

For many years the Interreligious Relations Department of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has worked closely with two of our Diocesan secondary schools, St Mary's Newcastle and St Michael's Billin...

Lighting up the darkness Public

Lighting up the darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 17:30

We'll be lighting a large tree in our local park. It's not only a Christmas tree - it's with us all year round and we light it for special occasions. It can be seen for miles.


The Olive Trust, Hilary Rose Holocaust Memorial 'A Light in the Dark'.

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 10:00

i would like to invite members of the community in West Wales, members of the Jewish community, family and friends who knew my mother.

We are doing an online virtual event, due to Covid and hope to broadcast to a number of different countri...

Sothampton HMD event Public

Sothampton HMD event

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, - 18:00

Southampton will be marking the UK’s national Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day with a commemorative online event organised by the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton together with Solen...


Emmanuel, Shine A Light......

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 08:50

Year 6 Immersive Day - pupils will rotate around a carousel of workshops:
1. Stories, kinder transport, Nicholas Winton
2. History - Timeline Activity
3. Art - Lantern Installation
4. The very best of humanity, community co...


New approaches to Holocaust education

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 16:00

Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth, discusses new approaches to educating secondary and university students about the Holocaust.
About this Event
Discover how new perspectives on Holocaust education can engage young people w...


HMD 2021 Recorded Service and Live Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 14:00

To mark the day, the Mayor of Ramsgate, Councillor Raushan Ara, will host a virtual memorial service which will be pre-recorded and shown via the YouTube channel a few days before HMD. It will be followed by a Zoom meeting on 27 January at 2pm, w...

Holocaust Memorial Day: Ruth Barnett Public

Holocaust Memorial Day: Ruth Barnett

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 14:00

In 1939 Ruth Barnett arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport, the mission to bring around 10,000 children to the UK from Nazi Germany. In this 90 minute talk and Q&A, she will discuss her personal story and how her experiences relate to the ...


Haiku workshop: Acts of Kindness in the Worst of Times

Saturday, 23 January 2021, - 14:00

A Haiku is a form of poetry in three lines that focuses on a brief moment in time, and a sense of sudden illumination or enlightenment. Because it is short, anyone can have a go at a haiku. The focus of this on-line workshop will be on acts of kin...

Light in the darkness Public

Light in the darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 20:00

Local poets, musicians and others gather with Adrienne Thomas to reflect on the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, and we'll be including some short film clips too. At the end please join us in lighting a candle in our own homes during a two-m...


Be the Light in the Darkness

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 20:00

Local poets, musicians and others gather with Adrienne Thomas to reflect on the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. At the end please join us in lighting a candle in our own homes during a two-minutes' silence.

To watch, email us on the ...


The Holocaust Legacy

Saturday, 23 January 2021, - 19:00

A panel presentation with a range of local speakers from activist groups including Lewes Organisation in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (LOSRAS), the LGBT community, Extinction Rebellion and Amnesty International. Each panellist will prov...


Commemoration and Remembering a Local Hero

Sunday, 24 January 2021, - 15:00

We will be starting our event with a commemoration remembering all those who perished and suffered in the Holocasut and subsequent geoncides. We hope to have a presentation looking at the life of a little know local hero who was very instrumental ...

Holocaust Memorial Day Service Public

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 17:00

A special online service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
As a group of churches in rural Pembrokeshire we want to make sure that we commit ourselves again to being a light in the darkness.
It will be a service of presentations, videos,...


Brighton & Hove HMD on Latest TV

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 14:00

Local TV Channel Set To Stream HMD in Brighton & Hove for Schools and Public

The Brighton & Hove Holocaust Education Project in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council will be commemorating this year’s Holocaust Memorial D...