Young People

On Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), young people play a vital role in learning from genocide – for a better future.

Young People

We define young people as those aged under 25 and we currently work closely with schools, youth groups and higher education communities to engage young people from a variety of settings.

Each year HMD activities take place across the UK, bringing people together from all backgrounds to learn more about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the genocides which followed. HMD provides a meaningful opportunity for people of all ages to consider how we can make our society a better place today, free from hatred, prejudice and discrimination.

We offer guidance and support for young people and youth organisations to hold meaningful HMD activities. Click on the boxes at the bottom of this page to find more information and guidance.

The resources section of our website contains a range of resources, which provide inspiration and guidance to young people and youth organisations that are organising HMD activities. Resources include life stories of people affected by genocide, posters, craft activities, dance tutorials and social action activities.

Each year we hold a project specifically for young people to get involved with. For HMD 2021 we are holding a youth photography competition called Light up the darkness. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about projects like this.

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We currently work with a Youth Representative Panel, a group of five experienced youth speakers, who are available to speak at events, covering a range of topics and geographical areas.

For more information on our youth activities or to book a youth speaker please email [email protected].

Organise a youth activity

Organise a youth activity

Whether you’re a young person planning an HMD event, or a youth worker organising an activity a group, we have guidance and tips to support you.

Light up the darkness

Light up the darkness

Take part in our national photography competition for young people aged 14-25. The winning photos will form a digital exhibition for HMD 2021.

Youth FAQ

Youth FAQ

Explore answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about how young people can get involved with HMD.

Discover our free resources

Discover our free resources

Explore our range of resources for advice and ideas on how to mark HMD. All our resources are available to download for free.

Take part online

Take part online

Whether you are organising an activity to mark HMD or just want to raise awareness of the day, there are lots of ways you can take part online.

Advice for schools

Advice for schools

For teachers, we have a range of assemblies, lesson plans and activities to help you mark HMD with your students.