Holocaust Memorial Day in Newcastle 2021

Welcome to Newcastle’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) programme. HMD takes place on 27 January each year, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in 2021, chosen by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, is 'Be the Light in the Darkness'

Be the light in the darkness is an affirmation and a call to action for everyone marking HMD. This theme asks us to consider different kinds of ‘darkness’, for example, identity-based persecution, misinformation, denial of justice; and different ways of ‘being the light’, for example, resistance, acts of solidarity, rescue and illuminating mistruths. For more information about the theme, be sure to read the accompanying theme vision document

Newcastle City Council welcome applications for grants of up to £2,000 from organisations that would like to contribute to the Holocaust Memorial Day programme in Newcastle in 2021.

The grant criteria can be found here while you can download an application form here.

All applications to be received by 5.00pm, Friday 26th June 2020.

In addition to the theme for HMD 2021, Holocaust Memorial Trust have also launched new resources to support you with your HMD activity, including the life stories of Holocaust survivor Helen Aronson BEM and Pastor Martin Niemoller, author of the poem ‘First They Came’.  

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