Armenian intellectuals arrested on 24 April 2015Today, 24 April 2015, marks the centenary of the deportation of Armenian intellectuals from Constantinople (Istanbul), recognised as the start of the Ottoman Empire’s campaign to destroy its Armenian...
On 17 April 1975, 40 years ago today, an army dressed head to toe in black stormed Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They were the Khmer Rouge (KR) and they had arrived in the capital not just to liberate it from the Khmer Republic government of Lon Nol, but to...
This Monday (April 13) saw a day of Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity at the People’s History Museum in Manchester, which hosted our Youth Champions’ Day followed by a reception to launch the theme for HMD 2016 – Don’t stand by.A total of 28...
This blog has been written by John Wood, the son of a soldier who was among the troops who entered Bergen-Belsen on 15 April 1945, to mark the 70th anniversary of the camp's liberation.It must have been in the late 1970s that my father Leonard...
We’re excited to reveal the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 – Don’t stand by.The Holocaust and subsequent genocides took place because the local populations allowed insidious persecution to take root. Whilst some actively supported or...
Should the world treat genocide denial with silent contempt or vehemently speak up and fight against it? What forms should the fight take?Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Chief Executive Olivia Marks-Woldman delivered a speech yesterday (7 April) at an...
This blog has been written by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Youth Champion Michaela Crawley, an A-level student at the Hermitage Academy in Chester-le-Street, County Durham.Every year it is important to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) to ensure...
HMDT Communications Officer Ben Small reviews Beats of the Antonov following its UK premiere at Human Rights Watch Film Festival.Beats of the Antonov is a film driven by its sound. The narrative is weaved not by its characters but by cries,...
‘I believe that stories do change the world and that telling stories is incredibly important. Certain stories have changed the way that we see things forever,’ says filmmaker Debs Paterson Memory Makers artist.World Storytelling Day is a global...
We are excited to announce our Holocaust Memorial Day Youth Champions' Day in Manchester next month, where we will celebrate the achievements of our current Youth Champions. We are also inviting new Youth Champions to join us for HMD 2016. If...