Holocaust Memorial Day 2020


You may remember us marking Holocaust Memorial Day back in January. We have received the following…

“Thank you for organising an activity to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020.

I am delighted to let you know that your activity was one of more than 17,000 activities, organised by around 4,500 diverse organisations across the UK. HMD 2020 was marked by more people than ever before, and at activities like yours people from all backgrounds learnt about the past, empathised more with others and took further action as a result.

You can read more about the range of activities that took place for HMD 2020 and the lasting impact they had on individuals and communities in our Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 In Review publication.

Whilst gathering together is less possible at the moment due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, let us reflect on the power of community and the good we can achieve when we stand together. In these challenging times, we can all support others through simple acts of kindness. Holocaust Memorial Day is an example of how we can use our words and actions for good, by being kind, compassionate and thoughtful.

We’ve also just released a new film, highlighting five different HMD activities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – each one having a huge impact on those who took part. Please view and share the film here.

If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the HMDT newsletter which provides updates and announcements throughout the year, including the release of free resources and new projects you may be interested in. Sign up here: hmd.org.uk/newsletter.

Thank you for your commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and for being part of the national picture of people learning from genocide, for a better future.

Yours sincerely,


Olivia Marks-Wolman

Chief Executive

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Stand Together
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020


Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.’

Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Europe”