Milena and her sister Eva were amongst those who were rescued from certain death by the actions of a young British stockbroker, Sir Nicholas Winton. To mark his 106th birthday, Milena reflects on how his actions saved 669 children.When you come out...
Holocaust survivors met Her Majesty the Queen at Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace during a significant anniversary year.Yesterday Holocaust survivors and refugees were the guests of Her Majesty The Queen at a Royal Garden Party at...
HMDT has been announced as being shortlisted for The Charity Awards, the charity world’s most prestigious excellence recognition programme. All 30 projects have scored highly against the 10 Hallmarks of Excellence, as decided by the 10-strong...
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...