Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day research finds one in four Brits have witnessed a hate crime

January 27, 2016

One-in-four Britons have witnessed at least one hate crime or incident based on race or ethnicity in the past year, according to research released by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to mark HMD. More than a fifth have seen an incident based on religion or beliefs.

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Chief Rabbi joins Camden students to hear Holocaust survivor's story

January 27, 2016

Students at the William Ellis School in Camden heard the story of Freda Wineman, who survived death camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, at an HMD assembly on Tuesday.

The assembly also involved Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Holborn and St Pancras MP and former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer.

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Rescued child finally tells story

By Rosa Doherty, January 27, 2016

Gripping the handkerchief her mother had given her when she left Prague, aged 14, one of the 669 children saved from the Nazis by Sir Nicholas Winton spoke publicly for the first time about her wartime experiences.

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Cameron: New national Shoah memorial to be built next to Parliament

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2016

David Cameron has marked Holocaust Memorial Day by announcing that the new national Shoah memorial will be built next to Parliament.

The Prime Minister told the Commons that the memorial would be located in Victoria Tower Gardens, the public park area on the north bank of the Thames.

Mr Cameron said it would be a “striking national memorial”.

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Thousands of ceremonies mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

By Josh Jackman, January 27, 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked with thousands of communal ceremonies and events across Britain on Wednesday.

In city centres from Belfast and Cardiff to Portsmouth, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) will screen artworks for its Flames for Humanity's Heroes project, which honours those who stood up for their beliefs.

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MPs sign the Book of Commitment, Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

January 27, 2016

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

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We cannot stand by and ignore prejudices

By Greg Clark, January 27, 2016

A few Sundays ago I was leafing through the newspapers, when I came across an interview with Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a survivor of Birkenau.

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Bercow: ‘You have experienced the worst but retained your humanity’

By Rosa Doherty, January 26, 2016

Commons Speaker John Bercow welcomed more than 100 survivors of the Shoah and other genocides to his official residence on Wednesday for a reception organised by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

“You have experienced the worst atrocities known to mankind, yet have retained your own humanity and rebuilt your lives in Britain, contributing so much to our society,” Mr Bercow told them.

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Record programme reflects nationwide support for HMD

By Josh Jackman, January 26, 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked at venues from prisons to Westminster Bridge with a record number of events.

Previewing this year’s programme, HMD Trust chief executive Olivia Marks-Woldman said communities had built on the 3,614 activities arranged in 2015.

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Remembering a warning that defied belief

By Karen Pollock, January 21, 2016

Not long out of University, in 1998, I was asked to represent the Holocaust Educational Trust at the World Jewish Congress' international gathering in Moscow - a rather daunting task at the time! After a long flight, I arrived late in the evening and upon arrival happened to meet a gentleman called Gerhard Riegner.

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