What is the Memory Makers project?
The Memory Makers project pairs genocide survivors with a range of artists, who are responding to their stories creatively. It’s vital to remember that genocide doesn’t happen to black and white crowds in history documentaries. It happens to colourful individuals with unique stories.
Memory Makers aims to ensure survivors’ experiences aren’t lost to history, and that a new generation can engage with the stories of genocide. If everyone who is moved by this project shares one story with one person, we will have taken a huge step towards keeping the memory alive.
Share the campaign
Memory Makers is designed to be shared. We’ve created an interactive Twitter visualisation to track who is keeping the memory alive, and how far our stories are spreading on social media. You can see it here.
What is Holocaust Memorial Day?
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It’s a time for everyone to pause and remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.
What is the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust?
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity that promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day. Since 2005 HMDT has overseen a massive growth in Holocaust Memorial Day activities – over 2,400 took place across the UK in 2014. Our work is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.