WHAT IS HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY?

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year, and is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

HMD is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and to recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own, it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented. We’re fortunate here in the UK; we are not at risk of genocide. However, discrimination has not ended, nor has the use of the language of hatred or exclusion. There is still much to do to create a safer future and HMD is an opportunity to start this process.


If you’re planning your involvement in Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, these downloadable resources might help.

ORDER FREE ACTIVITY PACK
Please order a copy of our free activity pack which contains practical ideas for your event, a guide to this year’s theme, posters and other materials.
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DOWNLOAD LESSON & ASSEMBLY PLANS
Our resources for educators include a range of assemblies, lesson plans and activity templates for learners aged 7 to 18+. These are differentiated for varying abilities and SEN requirements, and are also suitable for informal learning groups, university students and adult learners.
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NEW LIFE STORIES
We also have ten new life stories for HMD 2018. These life stories are from survivors and victims of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
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POSTCARD PROJECT- SUITABLE FOR SCHOOLS & ANY HMD ACTIVITIES
The HMD 2018 Postcard Project is a simple and powerful activity.  You can choose to read and reflect on the life stories of either Renie Inow or Sedin Mustafić, before writing a postcard response to them.  If you send your completed postcards to the HMD offices,  you will receive a reponse from the individual you have written to. Postcards are available in packs of 30.
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HMD WORKSHOP IN EXTER – don’t forget to book!
We are holding a Workshop at Exeter Community Centre on Wednesday 18th October from 1-4pm. The workshop is free, and will offer support, advice and resources for people wishing to hold an event or activity for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018.  People attending will gain an insight into this year’s theme, life stories and be able to take away our new resources.  It will be a great opportunity to network and share ideas with other local HMD organisers.