HMD 2020

Stand Together

Today, January 27th, marks the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme for the commemoration this year is Stand Together. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies … Continue Reading »

HMD 2017

Today, January 27th, marks the 72nd Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. How can life go on? is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017. As the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust comments: “The aftermath of … Continue Reading »

Debate

In a debate in the House of Commons today on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), Members of Parliament spoke movingly about the importance of Holocaust education and commemoration, and in particular the valuable work of the Holocaust Educational Trust and Holocaust Memorial Day … Continue Reading »

HMD 2012

Survivors Fund (SURF), in collaboration with the the Jewish East End Celebration Society (JEECS) is organising a programme of events for the Borough of Tower Hamlets to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2012. The event includes a screening of the … Continue Reading »

Heroes Day

Heroes Day

Today is a public holiday in Rwanda, marking Heroes Day, when Rwanda remembers and celebrates in particular those that have rebuilt the country in the aftermath of the genocide. I would like to add to the roll-call of heroes, all … Continue Reading »

Holocaust Memorial Day

HMD 2011

Next week, on Thursday 27th January, is Holocaust Memorial Day. Survivors Fund (SURF) has supported the commemoration since it was inaugurated in 2001. SURF played a leading role in the national event of HMD 2004 in Belfast with the theme … Continue Reading »

Untold Stories

Untold Stories

Untold Stories is a new short film produced and edited by Andrew Sutton for Survivors Fund (SURF) to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2011. The film features the testimonies of four survivors – Cassien, Simeon, Sandrine and Clare. Comprehensive versions of … Continue Reading »

HMD

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today, January 27th, marks the 65th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. Survivors Fund (SURF) has been involved in marking the commemoration in a variety of ways. Our Co-Chair, Liliane Umubyeyi, was interviewed … Continue Reading »

Acknowledgement

There are two pieces of news that I share with you, both an acknowledgement of the work of SURF and our partners. At the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations last month, a resolution was adopted calling for the … Continue Reading »