Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The theme for 2020 is Stand Together

We have compiled a selection of readings based on this theme which can be used at commemorative events or in the classroom. We have also produced guidance notes for those organising events or lessons for Holocaust Memorial Day.

The guidance notes include suggestions for how teachers can explore the Stand Together theme with their students through the Trust's classroom resources. One of these resources, Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust, is provided for download below. All of the resources mentioned can be downloaded for free from the teaching resources section of this website.

Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust guidance notes

Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust cards

Survivor Testimony Webcast 

The Holocaust Educational Trust is delighted to announce that Holocaust survivor Susan Pollack MBE will be sharing her testimony on Friday 24th January at 10am in our special webcast to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Register for this unique event at www.het.org.uk/survivor-testimony-webcast.

Susan was born in Hungary and was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She survived working as a slave labourer and was sent on a death march to Bergen-Belsen where she was liberated by British Forces on 15th April 1945.

Hundreds of schools, organisations and individuals have already signed up, and tens of thousands will bear witness to Susan’s story, following the 40,000 who joined the Trust for last year’s webcast.

Sign up now to receive further details at www.het.org.uk/survivor-testimony-webcast and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.