In just three weeks communities across Wales and the UK will come together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), on 27 January. If you have planned your activity for HMD please let us know your plans by adding them to our activity map.
If you are still to plan your HMD activity, then there is still time as HMD activities can take place up until the end of February.
In 2024, it will be the 30th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda which occurred in 1994. During this genocide, approximately 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered. On HMD we remember those individuals and those who survived, such as Antoinette Mutabazi, who spent 90 days hiding from the killers who murdered many of her relatives during the genocide.
Some emotions are simply beyond the reach of words, and the day I realised that the killing was finally over brought conflicting feelings of relief and deep sadness … As a genocide survivor, I feel compelled to share what happened, no matter how painful or traumatic. ~ Antoinette Mutabazi
The Holocaust Memorial Trust is here to help and support you with resources, ideas and guidance for your HMD activity:
· Free to use resources including films, educational materials, social media assets and more can be found on our website.
· See updated guidance for how to mark HMD in 2024.
· Register here to watch online the HMD 2024 UK Ceremony: Curated Moments.
If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.