Holocaust Memorial Day, which will take place on 27 January 2017, is the annual event to commemorate the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. People use HMD to remember the lessons of the past to create a safer, better future.
In 2016 over 5,500 activities took place across the UK around HMD, with many happening in museums. These activities ranged from small displays featuring HMDT posters or one showcase of objects, through to full exhibitions of local material; school contributions, art events or music and drama performances. Museums are also workplaces: one museum used its staff noticeboard to display awareness raising material and held a short (optional) candle lighting ceremony for staff and volunteers.
Free Resources available for 2017:
- HMD planning workshop on Thursday 13 October from 1.00pm – 4.00pm in Hull: resources, ideas, contacts. Book here:
- Poster and resource packs – ready to use in a display. Can be ordered from:
- Lesson plans, ideas for assemblies, activity plans, Life Stories
- Arts programme: including a small grant for creating a permanent artwork: deadline 30 September
For 2017 the theme is ‘How can life go on?’ which works well with the life stories of modern day refugees as well as Kindertransportees.
If you would like advice or support, please contact Rosie Crook, Regional Support Worker, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0774 0733318,