There are many organisations which may be able to assist and advise you with the organisation of your event, or help you learn more about some of the issues associated with Holocaust Memorial Day. Some work with Holocaust and genocide survivors, others focus on remembrance and education, and some work in community relations.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for contact Holocaust Memorial Day Trust on 020 7785 7029 or email [email protected].
Holocaust Survivors ’45 Aid Society
The ‘45 Aid Society consists mainly of survivors of concentration camps who came to Britain in 1945/46. The ’45 Aid Society helps members and charities and facilitates survivors to give testimony of their experiences to schools, councils and community groups.
The Aegis Trust campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide. Aegis’s activities include: research, policy, education, remembrance, awareness of genocide issues in the media and humanitarian support for victims of genocide.
The Arnold-Liebster Foundation provides information and resources for teachers and students wishing to explore the experience of Jehovah’s Witnesses under the Nazi regime. The website provides survivor testimony, study guides, DVD & Video resources and much more.
Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)
AJR provides an extensive range of social and welfare services, and grants financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi Persecution living in Great Britain.
The Anne Frank Trust UK
The Anne Frank Trust works with young people in Britain today to help build a society based on acceptance, mutual respect, compassion and responsibility. It does this through touring exhibitions about Anne Frank and educational work in schools.
Black History Month
Black History Month is celebrated across the UK every October and highlights and celebrates the achievements of the Black community and aims to uncover hidden histories of Black communities.
Board of Deputies of British Jews
Protects and supports the interests, religious rights and customs of Jews in the UK. The education department monitors trends in education and ensures sensitivity to Jewish needs within the national education system.
Cambodian Society in the UK (CASUNIK)
CASUNIK’s primary aim is to help, guide and assist any Cambodian living or visiting the United Kingdom as well as any person related to Cambodia or Cambodians.
Centre for Holocaust Education, Institute of Education (IOE)
The IOE’s Centre for Holocaust Education is leading world-class research on Holocaust education, delivering free professional development for teachers across England, and providing high-quality and effective teaching and learning resources.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI)
CTBI is the umbrella body for all the major Christian Churches in Britain and Ireland. It liaises with ecumenical bodies in Britain and Ireland as well as ecumenical organisations at European and world levels.
The Claims Conference was set up in 1951 to negotiate compensation and lost assets taken by the Nazis during the Holocaust. They also obtain funds for relief, rehabilitation and resettlement of Jewish victims of Nazi Persecution.
The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ)
CCJ works with Christian and Jewish communities across the UK to promote mutual understanding and combat prejudice and antisemitism (anti-Jewish hatred).
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all. It carries on the work of the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission which have now been abolished.
Generation 2 Generation
Generation 2 Generation (G2G) provides speakers to tell their family Holocaust stories using eye-witness survivor testimony. They educate young people and adults about the Holocaust with engaging, historically accurate presentations that keep these stories alive and promote tolerance and understanding.
The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme
The Outreach Programme was created in 2005 at the request of the United Nations General Assembly to remind the world of the lessons to be learnt from the Holocaust in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide.
Holocaust Educational Trust (HET)
HET works to promote knowledge of the Holocaust and its relevance for today and provides an outreach programme including educator-led workshops and survivor speakers. The Lessons from Auschwitz Project for teachers and post-16 students incorporates a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and seminars.
Holocaust Survivors Centre (HSC)
HSC is part of Jewish Care and is a Jewish Social Centre for Survivors who lived in Europe or came to Britain as refugees. The centre offers a varied social programme including art and creative writing classes, outings to theatre, as well as a drop-in cafe facility for informal get-togethers. Survivor testimonies are recorded and public speaking skills developed.
The Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA)
The HSFA is a Leeds-based charity. Their primary aim is to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and use its lessons to work towards a more tolerant society in which difference and diversity are celebrated. HSFA members regularly visit schools to give living witness accounts of their personal experiences as refugees, hidden children and survivors of Nazi concentration camps.
Imperial War Museum London (The Holocaust Exhibition)
The Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum features archival material and testimony to describe the Nazi persecution of the Jews and other groups. Surrounding galleries tell the wider story of conflict since 1914.
Inter Faith Network for the UK
The Inter Faith Network for the UK was founded in 1987 to promote good relations between people of different faiths in this country. Its member organisations include representative bodies from the Baha’i; Buddhist; Christian; Hindu; Jain; Jewish; Muslim; Sikh; and Zoroastrian communities; national and local interfaith bodies; and academic institutions and educational bodies concerned with interfaith issues.
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
IHRA is an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and social leaders’ support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance and research both nationally and internationally.
Ishami Foundation brings together Survivors Tribune and Football for Hope, Peace and Unity into one organisation. Ishami Foundation uses the power of sport and storytelling to build equality, tolerance and lasting peace in Rwanda and the UK. You can follow Ishami Foundation on Twitter: @FoundIshami
There were 25,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany in 1933. Thousands suffered in Nazi prisons and camps. Unlike other prisoners, each Witness could be set free simply by signing a statement renouncing his faith. They were the only religious group to take a consistent, organised stand against the Nazi regime. Jehovah’s Witnesses in Britain offer the Jehovah’s Witnesses Stand Firm against Nazi Assault teaching pack.
Jewish Museum, London
The Jewish Museum aims to increase knowledge and understanding of Jewish history, culture and religious life, as part of Britain’s diverse heritage. It has also developed an acclaimed programme of Holocaust and anti-racist education.
Jewish Music Institute (JMI)
The Jewish Music Institute is dedicated to the celebration, preservation and development of the living heritage of Jewish music for the benefit of all.
LGBT History Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History Month takes place in the UK every February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.
Manchester Jewish Museum
Manchester Jewish Museum contains the History, culture and religion of Manchester Jewry. The Holocaust is featured as it impacted upon people who came to Manchester before 1939 or who survived to leave testimonies on tape and written form. They have a number of resources about the Holocaust and can put people in contact with survivors.
National Holocaust Centre
The National Holocaust Centre was Britain’s first dedicated Holocaust Memorial and Education centre and supports anyone needing resources and ideas for commemoration.
National Memorial Arboretum
The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round Centre of Remembrance, located in Staffordshire. It honours those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways. The 50,000 trees and the more than 200 dedicated memorials on the site make the Arboretum a living tribute that acknowledges the personal sacrifices made by the British Armed Forces, civil services, and others who have died in particular circumstances, including children.
The Refugee Council
The Refugee Council is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. The Refugee Council not only gives help and support, but also works with asylum seekers and refugees to ensure their needs and concerns are addressed.
René Cassin is a human rights NGO that uses the experience of the Jewish people, and positive Jewish values, to campaign and educate on universal human rights issues such as discrimination, detention, and genocide.
Second Generation Network brings together the children and grandchildren of refugees from, or survivors of, Nazi persecution. The organisation holds regular discussion groups around the country which help explore the effects of the Holocaust on members’ lives.
Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism charity. The aim of the organisation is to produce anti-racist educational resources, which harness the high profile of professional footballers to combat racism.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
Established in 1998, the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust invests in young people whose aspirations and life chances are constrained by economic, cultural and social hardship, broadens access to the architectural, planning and associated professions and promotes equality, diversity and social cohesion.
Survivors Fund (SURF)
SURF was established in 1997 to assist survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and works through survivor-led partner organisations in Rwanda to address the complex needs of survivors. SURF has free resources about the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda available to download on its website.
Union of Jewish Students (UJS)
UJS is the representative body for over 8,500 Jewish students studying in the UK and Ireland. By students, for students, UJS is the only peer-led Jewish student organisation. UJS is cross-communal; reform, orthodox, secular, religious, left, right; UJS unites Jewish students.
UJS delivers powerful campaigns defending Jewish students’ interests; diverse and dynamic programmes for enriching Jewish life on campus; inspiring national events; access to kosher accommodation and food, safe vibrant spaces for J-Soc activities; and career networking opportunities.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The USHMM is one of the largest and most respected Holocaust memorial museums in the world.
USC Shoah Foundation Institute
Established in 1994 by Steven Spielberg to collect and preserve the testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute maintains one of the largest video digital libraries in the world. The Institute is part of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California; its mission is to overcome prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry — and the suffering they cause — through the educational use of the Institute’s visual history testimonies.
Waging Peace works to inform governments and citizens about the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. It investigates and exposes systematic and grave violations of human rights, making recommendations to decision-makers, the media and the public.
The Wiener Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust memorial institution, tracing its history back to 1933. It collects material related to the Holocaust, its causes and legacies.
Based in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust and the world centre for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust.
Yad Vashem UK Foundation
Yad Vashem UK Foundation believes in the importance of educating, imparting and bequeathing to future generations the legacy of the Holocaust. They support the work of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and they strive to raise public awareness by initiating their supporting educational programmes from a Jewish perspective, for Holocaust educators, teachers and students.
Yom HaShoah UK
For all enquiries relating to Yom Ha Shoah, the annual Jewish day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust.