Youth FAQ

Explore answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the ways young people can get involved and mark HMD.

Questions

Answers

What can young people do to mark HMD 2020?

To keep up to date with news and announcements, please sign up to our newsletter here or email [email protected]. In the meantime, you can explore our free online resources, including activity ideas, local activity case studies and personal life stories of individuals affected by the Holocaust and genocide. We are currently developing ways for young people to mark HMD 2020 and will announce plans later in the year.

I run a youth group – how do we get involved in Holocaust Memorial Day?

There are lots of ways your youth group can mark HMD and you can find lots of examples of inspiring activities here. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] and we can suggest other resources and ideas to enable your youth group to make HMD.

I don’t belong to a youth group, can I get involved?

Absolutely, Holocaust Memorial Day is for everyone. Have a look at our online resources hub and explore ways that you can mark HMD. You might want to think about who you could work with to put on an event – your school, a community group, a faith group. There are also activities you could do in your own home, with family or friends, such as learning a song or a recipe. Please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected] if you want more advice.

Are you running any workshops for young people?

There are no plans for workshops at the moment but there are lots of resources and ideas available on our website that will help you plan an activity for Holocaust Memorial Day. Please see our online resources hub, which includes activity ideas, local activity case studies and personal life stories of individuals affected by the Holocaust and genocide. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about getting involved. 

I would like to do my bronze/silver/gold award. How do I do that?

As HMD 2020 is a significant anniversary, marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, we will be launching different ways for young people to mark HMD. Details will be announced later in the year. Therefore, we are no longer running the HMDT Youth Programmes (HMD Youth Champions and HMD Youth Advocates), please email [email protected] and we will advise you on the best way to get involved and how you can mark Holocaust Memorial Day. We look forward to hearing from you!

I’m 13 years old, can I get involved?

Absolutely, Holocaust Memorial Day is for everyone. Have a look at our online resources hub and explore ways that you can mark HMD. You might want to think about who you could work with to put on an event – your school, a community group, a faith group. There are also activities you could do in your own home, with family or friends, such as learning a song or a recipe. Please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected] if you want more advice.

I don’t have a social media account, how do I get involved?

There are lots of ways to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, ranging from displaying our posters, screening a film, learning a dance or organising or attending a ceremony. Please have a look at our online resources hub for more ideas and email [email protected] if you want any more advice.