Local HMD activities

Each year thousands of local activities take place across the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).

Local HMD activities

In local authorities, workplaces, schools, universities, museums and many more settings, people come together to learn lessons from the past, to create a safer, better future.

Be inspired by how others have marked the day:

Pupils from Hertfordshire schools mark HMD 2018

Hertfordshire schools held an HMD commemoration for 650 students. The event included the testimony of survivor of the Holocaust Zigi Shipper BEM.

Pupils from Dame Alice Owen's School created a display of poetry, artwork and shoes made from different materials, based on the work of Primo Levi, author and survivor of the Holocaust. And at St Albans High School two pupils who had visited Auschwitz delivered HMD lessons for their peers.


Rainbow Voices perform at Birmingham's HMD event

Birmingham City Council organised a community-led HMD event with poetry and music in the city centre. Rainbow Voices, a Midlands-based choir for lesbians, gay, bisexual and trans people, and their friends, closed the ceremony. They performed the Theme from Schindler's List and sang in Yiddish and Hebrew. There was also a candle-lighting ceremony to remember everyone who was murdered in the Holocaust and under Nazi Persecution.

Flowerfield Arts Centre held screenings of survivor testimonies and Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre held film screenings of Son of Saul and Destination Unknown, attracting audiences of 250 people.

Textiles on display at Ballymoney Museum

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council organised an exhibition, at Ballymoney Museum, featuring items from Millisle Farm and items from the 'Conflict Textiles' collection at Ulster University. Workshops for children about the Holocaust ran alongside the exhibition.


Be inspired by more examples of local HMD activities here.