About Holocaust Memorial Day

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity which promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). 27 January is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes of hatred and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.


We have created a special resource for teachers on Art and the Holocaust to support the competition, and a brand new Museum and Galleries Factsheet.

www.hmd.org.uk has many resources and life stories for you to explore, including:

A range of Educational Resources: www.hmd.org.uk/content/for-educators

Life Stories which will help to inspire you: www.hmd.org.uk/resources/life-stories.

Other useful links:

Please note, some sites contain images that people may find upsetting. Not all of the below sites are suitable for children. Please check before exploring.

The Ben Uri Art Collection has a fantastic online resource for you to explore.

Yad Vashem’s online Holocaust Resource Centre has examples of Holocaust Works of Art.

The Jewish Museum in London shares images, objects and resources on their website.

The Holocaust Explained website is designed to support the school curriculum and help students with their research.

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about the Arts Programme please contact us on arts@hmd.org.uk.

WINNER  By Kim Irvine, Knightswood Primary School, Glasgow
WINNER 7-11 year olds
Kindertransport By Kim Irvine, Knightswood Primary School, Glasgow