75 Memorial Flames

75 Memorial Flames

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is launching an exciting new project for organisations and community groups around the country to take part in.

We are looking for groups of all kinds to create their own Memorial Flame which marks 75 years since the end of the Holocaust. Each Memorial Flame can respond directly to one person’s experiences, be a broader commemoration of the Holocaust, or reflect on the theme for HMD 2020: Stand Together

We will select 75 artworks from around the country to be displayed at the UK Ceremony for HMD 2020 - creating a unique national exhibition for this important anniversary. Other artworks can be displayed as part of local HMD commemorations, and photographs submitted to our website will be displayed on our online gallery.

If you are interested in taking part in this project and would like to create a flame, please download the Project Brief to find out more about what you will need to do, and complete the registration form below

Download the Project Brief

How to take part:


Step one: Register

Deadline: Friday 19 July


Click below to complete the online registration form to sign up to make a memorial flame.

Complete registration form


Step two: Tell us about your artwork

Deadline: Friday 18 October


Once you have registered and started planning and making your artwork, it is important that you complete the artwork information form. We will use this information to select artworks for the UK Commemorative Event. Once you have registered to take part in the project you will be notified when the artwork information form is available to complete.


Step three: Artwork selection



HMDT will select 75 Memorial Flames to form the national exhibition. We will make arrangements and pay to transport it to the HMDT offices in London. Selected artwork will remain with us for any exhibition opportunities, before being returned to you to display locally.