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Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Observe Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January with support from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity established and funded by the UK Government to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in the UK.

HMD has taken place in the UK since 2001, with a UK Commemorative Ceremony and more than 10,000 local activities taking place all across the UK on or around 27 January each year.

About Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. As well as being a day of remembrance, it’s also an opportunity for us all to take action for a better world, free from hatred, prejudice and discrimination.

Each year thousands of young people across the UK take part in HMD activities, bringing people together from all backgrounds to learn about genocide – for a better, safer future. There are many ways to get involved in HMD, such as organising or taking part in an HMD activity, reading life stories of survivors and victims or watching a film.

Share your activities

People worldwide will be observing Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January and thinking about how they can take action.

Consider emailing the details of your actions to, or adding your activity to the HMD’s map.

View the activity map to see other events near you

Observe Holocaust Memorial Day with these activities

Memorial Flames

Observe Holocaust Memorial Day with this group art activity.

Ages: 6 to 18 | Takes: 60 minutes

Learn about Holocaust Memorial Day

Be the change

Plan how your group can make a positive change in your community.

Ages: 10½ to 18 | Takes: 30 minutes

Try Be the change