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, we are running an exciting project for organisations and community groups all over the UK to take part in.

From art groups to faith groups and charities to schools, groups of all kinds are coming together across the country to make their own Memorial Flames. Each one will commemorate 75 years since the end of the Holocaust, the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews in Europe.

We will select 75 of the Memorial Flame artworks to form a national exhibition that will be launched at the UK Ceremony for HMD 2020. Other artworks that are not in this exhibition can be displayed as part of local HMD commemorations, and photographs submitted to our website will be displayed on our online gallery.

Find out more about the stages of this project below. If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to here, you might find it in our 75 Memorial Flames FAQs.

Project next steps:


Artwork selection



HMDT will work with a panel of experts to select 75 Memorial Flames to form a unique national exhibition that will be launched at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for HMD 2020. If you would like to know how the 75 Memorial Flames will be selected, you can read our selection criteria.

75 Memorial Flames Terms and Conditions



Other groups



Are you interested in making a Memorial Flame artwork with your group, but haven’t signed up for this project? You can see the brief that people have been working from below, or download our teaching resource ‘Make a Memorial Flames display’. Please tell us about your artworks or displays by using #75MemorialFlames on social media or emailing [email protected]. We will not be able to consider your artworks to be part of the exhibition. You can also submit a photo of your artwork to our online gallery when it is live later in the year.

75 Memorial Flames Project Brief

Make a Memorial Flames display – an activity for HMD