Scotland’s Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony 2021

Scotland’s Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony 2021
Scotland’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Ceremony 2021 was like no other. For the first time in the history of HMD, we organised a fully virtual ceremony aimed at Scottish secondary school pupils.

Watch the Ceremony

The ceremony premiered online at 2pm on 27 January 2021. You can watch the Ceremony on YouTube or Vimeo:

Content of ceremony

The ceremony featured testimonies from Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich, as well as the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of survivors from subsequent genocides in Darfur, Rwanda, Bosnia and Cambodia. There was also a message from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Aileen Campbell.

Resources

The information pack for schools included the full programme and transcripts of the testimonies to help teachers plan their lessons. We recommended that teachers watched the ceremony alongside pupils, took further questions and offered support with the sensitive subject matter. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Organisers

This event was organised by Interfaith Scotland and sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and The Scottish Government.


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