Marking Holocaust Memorial Day online

Whether you are organising an activity to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) or 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.

Organise an online activity

Explore our HMD Together resources for ideas, advice and guidance on how to mark HMD together online. Suggested activities include book clubs, cook-alongs, group poetry writing and online ceremonies. Each of these activities can be taken part in as a group from the safety of your own home.

Alternatively, visit our online map to find HMD activities happening across the UK, many of which will be online.

Join the conversation about HMD on social media

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

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, 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 posts, take a look at the images available to download in our resources hub

Social media can be a fantastic way of raising awareness of HMD, but must be used carefully. Please ensure that your use of social media is sensitive and respectful at all times, including your use of images. For more information, please refer to our guidance on the use of images.

Download and share our social media graphics and films

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

Download graphics for Twitter    Download graphics for Facebook    Download graphics for Instagram    Welsh language graphics

Our three films about the Light the darkness national moment are available to download and share on social media or at your HMD activity.

Download films

Use our hashtags

Bring HMD to the attention of the online community by using our hashtags when you tweet about HMD.

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


For the weeks surrounding HMD #HolocaustMemorialDay and #HMD2022 will trigger the Holocaust Memorial Day 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 2022 theme

HMD 2022 theme

The theme for HMD 2022 is One Day. There are many ways to interpret the theme, some of which are outlined in our Theme Vision.

HMD Together

HMD Together

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