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E177 - The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust with Dr Rachel Century

Updated: Jan 25

“Holocaust Memorial Day is one day. We hope it's one day that we can all come together in our communities to learn from the Holocaust and genocides for a better future. Maybe we can even look ahead to one day with no genocide.” - Dr Rachel Century

In this episode, we speak to Dr Rachel Century, Head of Research at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. We discuss the importance of marking Holocaust Memorial Day, how and why you should get involved, and how the team has engaged a wide variety of people and communities to get involved in Holocaust Memorial Day.


1. The importance of marking Holocaust Memorial Day


During the Holocaust Memorial Day event, we're given the opportunity to hear from survivors of the Holocaust and Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur genocides and to come together to imagine a better future.


2. How Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has engaged a wide variety of communities


Speaking with Dr Rachel Century, it is evident that Holocaust Memorial Day Trust champion and support many different communities to mark the day.


Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has also provided many free resources accessible to all, as they found that some people may not know where to begin when exploring how to mark the day. The organisation also uses targeted marketing and builds relationships throughout the year, as well as support workers who support diverse communities to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in a way that is meaningful to them.


3. How you get involved


You can watch the ceremony live at 7pm on 27th January 2022 on https://www.hmd.org.uk/ and when the ceremony ends at 8pm, you can light a candle and place it in your window to spread light. You could even run an event in your community.


We hope that you feel inspired to get involved.



You can find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and this year's One Day event on 27th January 2022, by visiting their website: https://www.hmd.org.uk/.


The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust podcast, Learning from the Holocaust can be found here: https://www.hmd.org.uk/resource/learning-from-genocide-podcast/.


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