HMD 2013 Communities Together: Build a bridge

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has announced the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2013

Imagine waking up to find that the neighbours you have known all your life and even sat next to at school, now walk past you without stopping, now forbid their children from playing with yours, now spit at you and even attack you.

Imagine having nowhere to turn, that the walls are closing in and that there is no escape. Imagine that you have done nothing wrong, yet you are to be punished nonetheless and no one will stand by you.

On Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January 2013, we’re asking you to remember and stand by those who were forced to live through these experiences. We want you to honour those communities which were destroyed in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur, as well as the atrocities in Armenia.

Find out more about how communities have been changed by persecution:

» Martha Blend, a Kindertransportee
» Kemal Pervanic, a Bosnian Muslim who survived the Omarska Camp
» The Righteous Muslims who protected Jews during the Holocaust

Download a briefing document on HMD 2013

 

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