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.

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.

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.

#StandTogether Project

#StandTogether Project

For HMD 2020 we asked people to Stand Together with thousands of others in remembrance on social media by sharing information about people who were murdered during the Holocaust. See their messages on our Memorial Wall.

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.