Preparing for Holocaust Memorial Day

The Holocaust Memorial Trust has a wide range of resources that can help union branches organise events this Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on 27 January. This year, the theme is the power of words.

Words, whether spoken or written, whether from individuals, corporations, community organisations or the state can have a huge impact. And that impact can be positive or it can be negative.

This year, people are being encouraged to consider how language has been used in the past – and how it is being used today.

The Holocaust Memorial Trust has produced free guides and resources to help your workplace or UNISON branch organise events and activities around this theme.

The trust has also created guides to getting involved that feature tailored advice to support trade unions and workplaces organising activities to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Organisations that have previously marked the day with staff have found the experience to be beneficial, helping employees connect with contemporary issues such as valuing diversity and respecting difference.

To find out more, access a wide range of resources and order free activity packs, visit the trust’s website at

No matter the scale of your event or activity, the trust would love to learn more about how your workplace or UNISON branch commemorates the day. Whether your activity is private or open to the public, you can let them know at

For more information about how your workplace or UNISON branch can get involved with Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, please email or call 020 7785 7029.