At first when I saw the title of our theme this year: Communities together: Build a Bridge, I was unsure whether my own story could really help to illustrate the point – so extreme were the circumstances.So let me start there and see where it leads...
On Sunday 27 January, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 with a special event on the Millennium Bridge in central London.The ceremony featured the lighting of a candle by Holocaust survivor and President of HMDT, Ben...
This year, we have worked with the education charity FILMCLUB to create a free curriculum enrichment guide featuring seven specially selected films to help school groups mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on 27 January.  With synopses, teacher’s...
Longstanding HMDT trustee and leading historian of the Holocaust Professor David Ceserani OBE has been a major contributor to a new documentary, Auschwitz: Journey into Hell, to be aired on Military History on Sunday 27 January at 7pm, to mark...
Yesterday we launched this year’s short film for HMD 2013 at a special event at Leytonstone Business & Enterprise Specialist School, where the film was made.The film, which is directed by Richard Cousins and produced by BDA Creative, focuses on...
In November young people aged 13-24 from a variety of organisations including Aik Saath and the National Youth Theatre participated in two workshops to become HMD’s new Youth Champions.Josh Whatsize, our Lead Youth Champion, and fellow Youth...
To mark Inter Faith Week which starts on 19 November we interviewed Sarah Turner, our voluntary Faith Intern, to find out why she’s involved in HMDT and see what advice she has to offer to those involved in faith and interfaith wishing to mark HMD....
On Monday 12 November, following the Annual General Meeting, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust held its first Public Conversation: Finding Meaning in a Day. The conversation provided an important opportunity to talk about the nature of commemoration.The...
To mark International Youth Day – 12 August – we spoke to Joshua Whatsize, our Youth Champion, about why he’s involved with HMDT and what he hopes to achieve.1. Could you tell us what inspired you to become our Youth Champion?My interest, passion...
It is an extraordinary thing to watch a group of young people attempt to recreate the horrors of the Holocaust on a makeshift stage and hold the audience spellbound; to represent the violence and the absence of humanity with no other prop than a...