What is Holocaust Memorial Day?

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place each year on 27 January.

What is Holocaust Memorial Day?

27 January is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in CambodiaRwandaBosnia, and Darfur

27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

In the UK, thousands of local events and activities take place every year – each one an opportunity for people to reflect on those whose lives were changed beyond recognition, and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and hatred in our own society today.

On HMD, we all have a role to play to ensure that we learn the lessons of the past, to create a safer, better future.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity which promotes and supports HMD across the UK. Each year we produce materials to inspire individuals and organisations to mark HMD and ensure that the day itself is an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the past to create a safer, better future.

HMDT became a registered charity in 2005 are we are currently funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. You can read more about us and our work here.