The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is a charity established and funded by the UK Government to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in the UK. In their words: -
"Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. We promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) – 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 during more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.
The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.
HMD is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. We know they learn more, empathise more and do more.
Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide, and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition."
Ordinary People is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023:
Find out more and read testimonies from survivors.
The UK Online Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2023 will be streamed on the HMDT website on Thursday 26 January at 19:00. Register in advance to watch.
Find out more
- What was the Holocaust?
- What is genocide?
- Dealing with Sensitive Content
- Read the life stories and testimonies from survivors
- Watch video testimonies
In the UK, and around the world, millions of people continue to face prejudice, discrimination and hostility simply because of their identity. Find out more about what it means today.
- Students can join the JSOC, the Jewish Society at Herts SU.
- The Chaplaincy at Herts offers space and support for spiritual growth, prayer and reflection, a listening ear if you feel down or lonely and regular social activities.
- Hate Crime - being different is not a crime. Being victimised because of it is. For information about hate crime, including how to report it in Hertfordshire and where to get support go visit Herts Against Hate.
- The University of Hertfordshire is a Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre so if you do not wish to report directly to the police and would like further support and advice, get in touch with the EDI Office.
- Support for our Jewish community