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Each year thousands of activities take place across the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). Explore our activity map to see activities that took place online across the UK for HMD 2021.

Cambridge Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture with Michael Rosen Public

Cambridge Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture with Michael Rosen

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 20:00 to Friday, 26 March 2021, 23:59

Michael Rosen’s talk is ‘The Missing: My Family’s Experience of the Holocaust & My Journey to Find Out What Happened’. Michael Rosen will talk on zoom at 8pm on Wednesday 27th January for our Holocaust Commemoration Lecture, to which all ar...

Cambridge Holocaust Commemorative Civic Ceremony Public

Cambridge Holocaust Commemorative Civic Ceremony

Sunday, 31 January 2021, - 17:00 to Friday, 26 March 2021, 23:59

The Civic Commemoration for marking HMD will be at 5pm online on Sunday 31st January & is pre-filmed to be launched at 5pm by the Mayor and Councillors and stay live here:
https://vimeo.com/501706925

Please note because of the Co...

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Cheltenham's Act of Remembrance

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 18:30

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Lighting a candle Public

Lighting a candle

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

As a school we had an assembly with the Jewish museum London on the Holocaust. We watched the ceremony and lit our own candles in school and at home. We took part in discussions and watched films associated with the topic.

Candle craft activity / positive message Private

Candle craft activity / positive message

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 00:30

Learners 16 + with LDD/ autism at Gateshead learning skills already had some knowledge of Holocaust as one of their classrooms named after Janusz Korczak and they have learned about his life . We had a relaxed craft activity and emphasised th...

Holocaust memorial Day Event Public

Holocaust memorial Day Event

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 11:00

The theme of HMD 2021 is ‘Be the light in the darkness’.

Be the light in the darkness is an affirmation and a call to action for everyone marking HMD. This theme asks us to consider different kinds of ‘darkness’, for example, identity-base...

Who Holds the Torch? Public

Who Holds the Torch?

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 12:30 to Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 13:00

Skimstone Arts presents

Who Holds the Torch?

Monday 25, Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 January 2021, 12.30pm


This January join presenters Kema Sikazwe and Claire Webster Saaremets for three live 30-minute radio broadcasts on Skimst...

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Newcastle City Council Online HMD 21 Programme

Sunday, 24 January 2021, - 09:00 to Sunday, 31 January 2021, 12:00

Newcastle has been an active and committed contributor to the national Holocaust Memorial Day programme since its inception in 2000. The programme allows the city not only to commemorate and show its respect for the victims of the Holocaust and ot...

Holocaust Memorial Event: The Lasting Legacy Of Genocide Public

Holocaust Memorial Event: The Lasting Legacy Of Genocide

Sunday, 24 January 2021, - 17:00

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, Bosnian Community North East and North East Against Racism have organised a commemorative event to remember all those who have lost their lives and loved ones as a result of the Holocaust and genocide.

W...

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School Liturgies and Online Lessons Private

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School Liturgies and Online Lessons

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 09:00 to Friday, 29 January 2021, 15:00

At St Cuthbert's Catholic High School, our pupils have spend this week partaking in online lessons and in person/virtual liturgies to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The boys have learnt a lot about the Holocaust and genocides that have happe...

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North East Jewish Community commemorates HMD 2021’

Sunday, 24 January 2021,

A unique and moving short film commemorating HMD 2021 and reflecting this year's theme of 'Be a Light in the Darkness'.

The film includes personal stories, archive footage, contributions from local rabbis, historian Trevor Avery of 'The La...

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Magdalen College HMD Commemorative Video

Wednesday, 27 January 2021,

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, Magdalen College has produced a video which will be shared online on 27th January. Led by the College's Dean of Divinity, The Rev'd Dr Andrew Bowyer, the commemorative video will include a reading by the Colleg...

Oxford Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series Public

Oxford Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, - 18:00 to Thursday, 18 February 2021, 19:00

ONLINE OXFORD HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES

This is the program for the online Oxford Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series, a collection of events arranged by Magdalen College DPhil History candidate Barnabas Balint to coincide with Holoca...

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Lighthouse Ceremony

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 12:00 to Monday, 1 January 2024, 00:00

This is an introduction to our week of remembrance which sets the scene and the theme. At the Ceremony, St Mary’s Lighthouse is illuminated purple for all to see, this colour signifies the flame of hope, the national symbol for Holocaust Memorial...

The Music of Auschwitz Public

The Music of Auschwitz

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 19:00

An online talk (Zoom) by Reverend Lucy Dallas, Vice Principal of the Eastern Region Ministry Course and alumnus of Yad Vashem.

Hear how music composed in Auschwitz has since been found, collated and performed.

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Reading Group discussion: Revolutionary Yiddishland

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 19:30

We will discuss “Silent Starry Night” – Chapter 4 of Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg’s Revolutionary Yiddishland. The chapter addresses “the image of the Jew in the face of Nazism that history has retained”, one “not that of the Resistance figh...

Holocaust Memorial Day Service Public

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 10:30

The annual service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in the Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. The service of music, readings and reflections takes place in the Peace Garden and will be led by Reverend Canon Matthew Vernon from St Edmundsbury Cathedral...

Window of Light Public

Window of Light

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, - 16:30 to Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 20:00

Bede Academy seeks to be a light to all in our community. Tonight we illuminate the windows above our entrance in remembrance of the Holocaust and as a sign of welcome in the present and hope for the future.

Shared Reading Session via Zoom Public

Shared Reading Session via Zoom

Monday, 25 January 2021, - 19:00

Join us to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with a shared reading session. Through reading and discussion of memoirs and poetry we will be exploring this year’s theme: be the light in the darkness. All participants are invited to read from selected exc...