HMD Together

HMD Together

Here you will find a variety of different resources designed to enable you to mark Holocaust Memorial Day together, from home.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is a time to join together with members of your community, friends, classmates, neighbours, and colleagues. We come together to learn from the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and more recent genocides, and take steps to build a better future.

But being physically together whilst living with the challenges of Covid-19 may not be possible.

That’s why for HMD 2021 we’ve created HMD Together. This collection of resources has been specifically designed to enable you to mark HMD in meaningful ways with other people – even if you can’t gather together in person.

Explore the digital, artistic and reflective activity ideas below for inspiration for your own HMD group activity.

INSPIRE TOGETHER

INSPIRE TOGETHER

Make a moving film from your home by each reading lines from a poem about the Holocaust or genocide. Alternatively, your group could put pen to paper and write your own poem, which you could then film.

COOK TOGETHER

COOK TOGETHER

Food is a great way to learn about other cultures and share a new experience, even while apart. Use these resources to organise your own online cook-along event.

REMEMBER TOGETHER

REMEMBER TOGETHER

Online commemoration events with your local community can be powerful and engaging acts of collective remembrance. Get started with our template online ceremony and advice for organisers.

CREATE TOGETHER

CREATE TOGETHER

Work together to create an artwork for HMD, inspired by the life story of a person affected by genocide. A creative and accessible activity suitable for all ages.

READ TOGETHER

READ TOGETHER

Whether fictional, historical or survivor testimony, books are a great way to increase your knowledge of the Holocaust and genocide. Find out how to organise a virtual book club and learn more together.

WATCH TOGETHER

WATCH TOGETHER

There are many engaging and educational films you can watch with your group to learn more about the Holocaust and genocide. Explore our suggestions and resources for running a film club from your home.