John appointed as Trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity established and funded by the UK Government to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in the UK. I am deligthed to have been appointed as a trustee at the Annual General Meeting.

The Trust commemorates the Holocaust, which took place during World War Two, alongside the many other groups persecuted by the Nazis. Sadly, genocide did not stop with the end of the Second World War.and Holocaust memorial Day (HMD) also marks the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. HMDT plays a vital role both in keeping the memory of these events alive and ensuring that holocaust denial has no place in our society. We must guard against genocide happening again.

HMD has taken place in the UK since 2001, with a UK Commemorative Ceremony and more than 10,000 local activities taking place all across the UK on or around 27th January each year. The UK played a leading role in establishing HMD as an international day of commemoration in 2000, when 46 governments signed the Stockholm Declaration. It has worked in partnership with many organisations to ensure the life stories of survivors are shared with hundreds of thousands of people. 

Read more about Holocaust Memorial Day Trust at hmd.org.uk.