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...
I lived in Kigali with my family: my father was a Seventh Day Adventist pastor.Discrimination and torture against the Tutsi tribe had been going on for long before the genocide began in 1994. Tutsi children received a worse education, or none at all...
Today, 28 January, the UK Commemorative Event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 took place in central London. The event is organised each year by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and is an opportunity for survivors of the Holocaust and of subsequent...
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...
In January 2013, we have a new programme of film screenings and survivor talks taking place across England in partnership with Picturehouse Education.Aimed at students aged 11 – 18 studying a relevant subject, each session will feature a survivor...
For Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2012, we commissioned students from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design to design and build a commemorative art installation that participants could engage with and contribute to. After a successful...