Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

27th January each year 

International Holocaust Memorial Day falls on January 27, the day that the Red Army liberated Auschwitz – or, more accurately, as Italian Auschwitz survivor and Senator for Life Liliana Segre recalled during her speech to the European Parliament, the day that Soviet soldiers reached the Nazi extermination camp that the Germans had abandoned several days earlier, and uncovered its horrors for the first time.

Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the Genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

Resources which can be used in your class are listed below:


Holocaust Memorial Day Video


Auschwitz Survivor Liliana Segre

  • Italian Auschwitz survivor and Senator for Life Liliana Segre speech to the European Parliament 29-Jan-2020.
    Click here to view.


Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

  • Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity established and funded by the UK Government to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in the UK. This website contains a vast amount of resources including historical articles, videos and interviews with survivors.
    Click here to visit the HMDT website.


Auschwitz-Birkenau Virtual Tour

  • Click link below to view a virtual tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau camp.
    Click here to view