Marking Holocaust Memorial Day online

Whether you are organising an activity to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) or just want to use your social media accounts to raise awareness of the day, there are lots of ways you can take part online.

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day online

Each year the messages of HMD reach millions of people online. By becoming part of the online conversation you can help to counter divisive content on social media and spread messages of tolerance and understanding.

Below are some of the ways you can mark HMD online.

#StandTogether project

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 2020. To honour this significant anniversary, join thousands of people in remembrance, through our online commemorative project, #StandTogether.

Through the project you can share information about someone who was murdered by the Nazis on your Facebook or Twitter account. Together, let’s honour the memory of those who were murdered and remember them as unique individuals.

Take part in #StandTogether

Join the conversation about HMD on social media

Tweet and post on Facebook to show how you will mark HMD and share photos of your activity when it happens.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and share our content to enable more people to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and more recent genocides.

If you are looking for suitable images to use on social media with your tweets and Facebook posts, take a look at the images available to download in our resources hub.

Download and share our social media graphics

Our range of different graphics help you demonstrate your participation in HMD.

Download graphics for Twitter    Download graphics for Facebook

Use our hashtags

Bring HMD to the attention of the online community by using our hashtags when you tweet about HMD. #StandTogether refers to the theme for HMD 2020 and can be used in context to raise awareness of the theme.

Use the below hashtags to help your tweets be seen by more people:


For the weeks surrounding HMD #HolocaustMemorialDay and #HMD2020 will trigger our unique flame emoji.

Use the HMD Facebook frame

Show that you support HMD by using our frame on Facebook. Follow these guidelines on how to add a frame on Facebook, searching ‘HMD’ to find our frame.

Add your activity to our online activity map

If you are organising an activity for HMD, submit it to our interactive activity map to enable others to find it and attend, and become part of the national picture for HMD. If you mark your activity as ‘public’ then anyone looking for an activity to attend will be able to find it on our website.

Once your activity has been approved and added to the map, use our activity map graphics for Twitter and Facebook to share it with your followers on social media.

Submit your activity to our map

Organising an activity

Organising an activity

Whether you’re planning your first HMD activity or your fourth, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust provides advice, guidance and ideas to support you with your event.

HMD 2020

HMD 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Find out different ways to get involved in this landmark anniversary, and explore the theme.

Discover resources

Discover resources

From school materials and life stories, to films and Get Involved Guides, all of our free resources are available to download from our resources hub.