We work with student unions around the UK to support educational and commemorative events and to arrange for Holocaust survivors to speak to students. To enquire about organising a visit by a survivor to your university, please use our Outreach request form

We believe it is important that Holocaust Memorial Day be marked on campuses across the country and provide guidance and support to help facilitate this. Guidance and suggested readings based on the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 – Be the Light in the Darkness – can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Suggested readings PDF or PPT



Holocaust survivor shares their testimony 

Tuesday 26th January 2021, 5:30pm.

The Holocaust Educational Trust, in partnership with the Union of Jewish Students, would like to invite university students, staff, senior leaders and societies to join us for a special online event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. Listening to testimony helps us to put a human face to history by hearing one survivor’s personal experience during the Holocaust. This is an incredible opportunity for students and staff at universities across the UK to join together to hear the testimony of Holocaust survivor John Dobai.

To join this unique session, you need to register here.

If you would like help and support running a virtual commemorative event on your campus, why not reach out to one of our Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassadors who have previously taken part in our Lessons from Auschwitz Project. Many of our Ambassadors are studying at universities across the UK and would be delighted to consider the are ways in which you can work together. Please email our Ambassador Team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put in touch with Ambassadors in your area.

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