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...
On Thursday 5 July, the HMDT team held a reception in the House of Commons to launch the theme for HMD 2013. The theme for 2013 is Communities Together: Build a Bridge, encouraging groups and individuals to come together and consider how neighbours...
Last Wednesday, 20 June 2012, Charlie from the HMDT team attended a screening of Nuremberg: its lesson for today, at the Barbican Centre in London. The film is a documentary produced in 1947 about the Nuremberg Trials, the Allied Powers’ prosecution...
18 – 24 June 2012 is Refugee Week, a time for us to celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK. This year the theme for refugee week is Different pasts, shared future. Our communities are made up of individuals with a multitude of...
Last night, 31 May 2012, Roberta Atherton attended a showing of Nicky’s family, hosted by the Refugee Council at the beautiful Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) in St John’s Wood. In her introduction, Rabbi Alexandra Wright reflected on what an...
On 26 May 2011, Ratko Mladić was extradited by Serbia to the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), 16 years after the initial extradition request. The 70 year old defendant faces 11 war crimes charges, including two...
HMDT was privileged to hear Mukesh Kapila of the Aegis Trust speak last night about the ongoing crisis in Sudan. Mukesh was United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN in Sudan between 2003 and 2004 and witnessed the start of the...