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...
 3,614 activities commemorated HMD 2015 (up from 2,400) 84% of the UK population aware of HMD (up from 77%) BBC broadcast of HMD 2015 watched by 1.3 million people  After a busy month collecting information from HMD activity...
HMDT Communications Officer Ben Small reviews Polish drama Ida, the 2015 Academy Award winner for Best foreign language film.Portrayed in stunning black and white and with an austere, haunting tone, Ida is a road film like no other as it follows two...
Six Point Foundation was established in 2011 to help provide financial assistance to Holocaust survivors and refugees living in the UK. Communications and Grants Officer Renata McDonnell shares some of their moving stories of support.'I simply do...